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People are like stained-glass windows. They sp...

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Photo credit: Olga Oslina)

A friend of mine posted this on his Facebook wall the other night… I appreciated that someone quoted EKR and that it was such a power quote at that!

I never thought that I would “sell out” for a comfortable life.  LOL.  Well, I might have sold out, but I don’t know how comfortable it is.

I’m working on a post about aging and I realize that I have come to a certain age in my life where I am acknowledging bad choices that brought me important lessons.  I’m realizing that I’ve been spending more time envying my younger friends and how they have the world ahead of them rather than appreciating the world I have right now.

It feels like a lot of things are dying off. . . a lot of things are stagnant. . . and a lot of things have felt futile.

We only have one chance, right?  I know that. . . but I have not been living it for the past few years.  I could beat myself up and then I realize that compassion starts with oneself. . . I can’t take away a decade of constant pain but I can learn from fellow bloggers like William and Marty who are living and thriving and making a difference in our world.

I might not be where I am, but being a prostitute to life, as EKR suggests, in a state of mind and I am afraid that I am not interested in squelching any more of my existence on small ideas, actions, and limitations.

Be here, now. . . because there is NOTHING else!

Peace, Jen

“It is very important that you only do what you love to do.

You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car,

you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live.

And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you

have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, you will live

your life as a prostitute, you will do things only for a reason,

to please other people, and you will never have lived.

And you will not have a pleasant death.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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