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Come Alive

Sometimes I think it's sad to see how fast we rush through life. Every day is a constant stream of motion and activity, but are we really accomplishing much at all?

I feel as though our society is rushing us along at a pace that encourages one to be shallow or fake. There is not enough time to stop, pause, and really consider our dreams, goals, hopes, wishes, and future. People are just plodding along, day after day. And with influences like social media, it has become even easier to be immersed in profile pictures and tweets and likes and status updates. I think that many people become lost in the sea of activity.

In my own life, I find it amazing to see how packed my own schedule is: school, extracurricular activities, sports, homework, studying. (Disclaimer: I am not saying school isn't important. education is vital) And the question I've finally come to is, have we lost sight of what's really important? What will we remember in twenty years: a sports activity or being with family?

I also think it is interesting to see the number of people around me in school who have lost sight of the future. They have no goals, no ambition. I think it is important to find what you are passionate about. In a classroom at my school there's a quote I love, and it goes like this:

"Don't ask what the world needs. Instead, find what makes you come alive, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

So I'm going to try my best to see what's important in life, set my goals and dreams, and come alive.

Comments

Susan K.A.'s picture

I love it!

Dear Brooke,

Thank you for this wise post--a timely reminder to us all to slow down, pay attention and simply BE. Your words are especially timely for me this week because in the past few days I've felt I've sort of gone off the rails, gotten a bit caught up in that busy activity you describe, the facebook-checking that doesn't feed my soul. Thanks for calling me back to what really matters--the life that is right in front of me.

I also love the quote you shared about the world needing people "who have come alive." Wow. So true! Let's find our passion: the world will be better off if we can live in an authentic way.

Like you, I want to set an intention to be as PRESENT to my life as I can. Each moment is precious. Let's not squander our lives. Let's get clear about our values and live them out as best we can.

Thanks again, Brooke, for the wake up call!

Warmly,

Susan

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"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."
-Hafiz

Brooke Bennett's picture

Thanks!

Hey Susan,

I totally agree, it is really easy to let the world close in around who we really are. Thanks for your positive attitude and open mind :)The words you write are full of wisdom. You are part of the change we wish to see in the world!

Brooke

Susan K.A.'s picture

Thanks, Brooke!

Your words cheered me. You also are part of that change we all wish to see!

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"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."
-Hafiz

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