How Striving For Depth In Your Life Is More Fulfilling In The End
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I don’t know about you, but when I lay down on my bed for my last breath, I want to have lived a full life. One that is not about just existing, but living each day. One that you are truly living and not skimming the service.
Skimming the service is just letting things come to you and not caring how they transpire. I don’t know about you, but that is no way to live. I live my life by the way that Ralph Waldo Emerson described when he said, “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
See, in my opinion, I think you should live a life full of learning, traveling, and deep conversations. You should be learning about things that interest you. Fully learning and immersing yourself in disciplines that you are not familiar with.
You should be traveling to places that you have never been to. Even if that means to other side of town or your state. If you are adventurous, go to another state or country. But get out and see the things that are not familiar to you. Sure, it’s fine to go place that you are familiar with, but they are in your comfort zone and we don’t want to live there.
We want to go places that aren’t known to us. And have deep conversations with anyone you encounter and is willing to engage with you. Sit and listen to them. Practice active listening and let them know that you understand and value their time. And come away from the conversation have a deep and profound appreciation for the time you spent together.
Life is about experiencing things down to the depths of our soul. It’s about knowing that every fiber in your body has lived its purpose and you are fully satisfied. Can you say that about your life right now? If not, it’s time to get to work.
I am using this fabulous new app called Anchor.fm where I talked about this very same thing. Take a listen.