Giving Back to Life

by | Jan 2, 2023 | Moving Forward, Power

Connect wisdom to powerAs we explore our potential as physical and energetic beings, we become aware of the creative energy of life coursing through our bodies and everyone and everything around us. Our job is to use this life force to bring the best of ourselves to each other and to the world. Many of us desire to give back to Life in exchange for the Life given us.

Giving back in this context is more than volunteering with and/or donating to community organizations; more than just following our laws, raising good kids, and paying taxes. Which are all good things; however, it does not end after 20 hours of volunteer service. It is a point of view; a powerful presence in a crazy world that inspires, comforts and models hope for others.  It is the positive, proactive force of life in action. As such, it is joy for the giver and the receiver.

Giving back to Life requires an individual process of awareness to bring positive, loving thoughts, words and intentions to every action and relationship. It requires conscious actions guided by a connection to this life force or the Divine, as you know it. Being in this way brings value to relationships with people and makes productive, effective contributions to the physical world.

These are not easy tasks.  We are not trained in our society to contribute at such deep and meaningful levels and to listen to our inner ‘knowing’.  We are accustomed to handing responsibility over to governments and organizations to solve problems and help other people.  We must take back responsibility for how our society functions and model what is the best of humanity as much as we can, moving away from the many destructive and hurtful stereotypes depicted and glorified in media.

The times they are a’changin! It is time to be the hero of your own story and create a life and world of decency. Yep! Time to speak firmly and calmly about what really matters – not the issue of the day that is being hyped so that we move to our lower emotions. Absolutely not. We are better than that. The human spirit is glorious in its positive power.

In our daily lives, most of us seek to behave kindly and respectfully to ourselves and others. However, often we are trained to take actions that are destructive to relationships and the material world. Our egos and fears have been stoked by what others think. It is sadly funny that as we judge others, we are judged – perhaps harshly. In this way, we are in a constant circle of doubting ourselves and berating others.  It is exhausting to follow the external forces at work in the world today.

The greatest gift of these times may be giving up doing what others tell us to do. We can stop and consider what is true and get clear in our bones about what it means to be alive and truly human. This is not in any way about immediate gratification.  It is about connection to the Divine, such as when a baby is born, or the day is glorious, or nature abounds in its beauty around you, or great music stirs you beyond words to express. This is the gift we can learn to bring to each moment of each day.

It is stated well by Rick Warren in THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE:

“You were not created just to consume resources – to eat, breathe and take up space. You were created to add to life on earth.”

Everything we do, say and think has repercussions. We are part of the life force moving the planet whether we take responsibility for it or not. I for one find this a miraculous gift and am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all. My job is to become a better human and a stronger, wiser spirit so I can bring more to the partnership.

Think about it. Maybe it is a perspective that will add more peace and joy to your life and the world around us. Seems worth the effort to me.

ONE STEP AT A TIME: If you are ready to bring more clarity to your own life, there is no time like the present. The insights found in the resource Your Afterlife Review by Laura Piening can facilitate your journey.

Laura Piening

Laura Piening

For nearly thirty years, Laura has worked with businesses, nonprofits and individuals to create clarity of meaning, purpose and organization.

 Our services help leaders to grow both personally and professionally, in order to build strong, agile organizations and communities.

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