Ya’ll are not going to like this.
I am certain of it. And many others will find and take offense.
But the term ‘awakened’ historically comes from a biblical source.
It literally means to become alive again from a stupor or slumber.
In old times many cultures, including the Irish, would have a ‘wake’ following the death of a loved one. For 3 days the family would gather and celebrate in hopes that the dead would wake from their slumber and rejoin the living. After 3 days, if not awake, the reality check got cashed, and then preparations for burial would commence.
Recently while reading a book titled ‘Waverly’s’ I came across this passage…”It is more tragic to live a default life of worldly security and safety from pain and heartbreak than it is to experience loss and be ‘AWAKENED’ to the value of time and love.”
Just struck me like a lightening bolt to the chest.
That constant seeking of being safe and secure REALLY is not living at all.
It is the equivalent of being physically, mentally and spiritually dead.
Safety and security are not what they are cracked up to be. Longing for that flatline of security and safety only gets you more dead than you already are.
Life is more about the hiccups and the bumps in the road than the calm and steady waters.
If Double R taught me anything, it is this…Taking risks, betting on the underdog, NOT following the crowd is where life is at.
While some would sit with their hands in their lap and say “Why?” I stand boldly and say “Why not?”
Make this year the year you do something different. Find a new challenge. Hone a new skill. Do something you never thought you would or could do. I am not suggesting you climb Mount Everest or run a marathon…unless you are up to that challenge.
Start small. Eat at a new restaurant. Read a genre of book that you never have before. Learn to fly fish. Take dance lessons. Hell! Run a marathon if you will.
Start with a baby step in that direction. Anything.
I dare you to be ‘Different’ with me!
Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎☮️♥️🚋💃