This past week, I was reminded that my life should be lived like a good story. It’s not that I forgot my concern for intentional story, but merely set it aside and allowed it to be piled under a few things, like a messy desk with the checkbook left under a couple layers of receipts, magazines, and junk mail.
Emotions are dangerous to trust, but I often feel that I’m losing the battle to live a better story with my life. Intentional living is very important to me; I want to fully live in every part of my life, not wasting any efforts or time or resources or relationships. Yet, I get drawn away from what I sense to be my unlived life, by simple things like routine, busywork, transitions, or laziness. I think I’ve been touched by each of those this past week.
These things often numbs us to our awareness of things. If we’re not careful, we fall off diets or ease away from the goals we’ve set for the week, simply because it’s not in the forefront of our minds.
I’m curious to know:
What reminds you of what’s really important to you?
What brings you back to focus and clarity?
What do you do to get inspired to live out the moments of your life that are yet unlived?
Leave a comment below. I’d love to know what you have to say about these.