“Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In our relentlessly busy lives that we have created or at least allowed, words like glory, awe and sacred do not often come to mind as we speed along, unaware and on the surface.
It usually takes a serious diagnosis, death or sheer exhaustion before we stop long enough to question meaning and relevance of our days, as if they are unlimited. We have accepted ridiculous and unending demands as normal and resigned ourselves to it all without question. Stacking more and more, feeling less and less.
And yet, we need not escape to far off lands in search of illusive meaning and depth. And we cannot keep waiting for the someday of vacation or retirement to carve out our life. We need to say “yes” more to what’s important each day and follow it up with a few more “no thanks.” Our perspective expands when we finally realize that we have a choice and we exercise our choices to change our story.
We can stop living mechanically and start living soulfully, on and for purpose. Finding glory in a sun set, the sacred in simple moments and awe of the possibility that is planted inside of us waiting to be unleashed. Live bigger each day. Glorious is calling.
I no longer wait for sunsets to live bigger. You may not be surprised that this very morning I photographed the sunrise and shared it with friends and with that same word – Glorious!
Isn’t it great and glorious to be alive?
“We can stop living mechanically and start living soulfully, on and for purpose.” Purpose in my work is something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently.
Beautiful. Thanks for the reminder. ❤️
Thanks so much!