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I Have the Torch for the Moment!

by Aug 17, 20167 comments

Storm RainbowSomebody asked me the other day how many hours I work each week.  I was taken aback.  First, I don’t work – I love what I do and I don’t consider it “work”.  I tend to meditate, rest, play and work with clients, blend it all together, and call the delicious mixture “life”. It is all a seamless whole for me – there is no separation between “work” and “play” – it is all one. I try to live what I teach – separateness is an illusion; everything is ONE.

Sometimes, someone has said it better than any of us could:

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

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