Sunday Story…Everybody Dies
One of my biggest fears is to die with my stories still inside me. The stories I tell myself, the stories I have seen and lived and done. The stories that I need to tell. The people I need to help transform and inspire all left undone. I am driven to get my stories out, to do all I can do.
Yet fear holds me back too often. Why am I not telling those stories? Why am I not sitting and writing and getting those things down on paper? How is that I can jump off of cliffs, out of airplanes, step into the unknown but I can’t sit and tell these stories?
Fear stops a lot of us. Fear owns too much of our lives. Fear is the reason we don’t move. Fear is the reason we don’t step off the edge. Fear is the reason too many of us live lives of quiet desperation. Fear is the reason we hold to the status quo, to flawed visions of the present, we think we can’t, shouldn’t, or won’t.
When you die, and you will die, will you die regretting all the things you didn’t do? Will you wonder what could’ve been, who you should have talked to, the places you might have seen. Will you die before you live?
This video talks about this:
EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES
Posted by Prince Ea on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Watch it and see. Don’t let fear chase you away from being/doing/thinking/saying the things you really want to. Don’t die with your gifts held tight. Sharing them is what they are for. Hiding your gifts is selfish and mean. Be generous and give the world your gifts. Most of all give us the gift of yourself!
Fear is a voice whispering quietly in your ear…”you are about to grow” (Michael Molin-Skelton). Will you shrink from growth? Will you creep back into your safe little cave? Will you step into your light and become the one all your gifts have been provided for? It is up to you. Completely up to you.
Don’t die with your stories inside you. Just. Don’t. Do. It.