What is the value of your life? This is an important question to ask yourself. If you don’t see the relevance of your life, you risk living a life without much relevance.
At some time you were probably told to “just be yourself.” This is a cliché, but it’s also good advice, if you can manage to do it. The hard part is figuring out who is the “you” you are meant to be. You receive all sorts of messages telling you what life is about and what your role in it should be. Some of these messages may resonate with your deeper self. Most probably won’t. Love is caring enough to determine the difference.
If you don’t place much value on life, specifically, your life, you won’t care enough to become your true self. You will be content to wander aimlessly, or to become the person others tell you to be rather than the unique individual you are meant to be. You will deny or not follow your destiny. You won’t live your life with passion.
What the world needs more than anything else is individuals. An individual is someone that has the courage to become, speak, and live the truth of her own being. We are all fragments of the mirror of God, and, like a hologram, each fragment contains the image of the whole. This image is your soul. But if you don’t have the courage to love and become your true self, to value the gift you carry within, you become like a clone, or a disposable part in a machine. It will be as if you never lived, because, in a way, you never did.
Copyright © Andy Drymalski, Ed.D.
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