January 25, 2012
More about living life with enthusiasm!!!
For me living life with enthusiasm is the only way to live. Remembering that we are children of God. Created in the image and likeness of God, we are called to live our life from that consciousness. That is……we are to live our lives knowing that without “Life’s Energy,” we can not do anything, we are in God and God is in us. Remember the root words of enthusiasm….en = in + Theos = God…..living in God is the main motivation to live life fully. Being willing to take risks, trusting that even when we make mistakes, we will learn from them and do better next time. Remembering that life is full of surprises and when we are able to accept life on life’s terms we find peace, no matter what is happening.
For years I’ve said….and thought I was quoting the bible, “We are to be in the world but not of the world.” Well I found out this morning that there’s several scriptures in the bible that addresses this thought but not exactly as I’ve stated it above. Instead I found a quote from the Sufi tradition that says it all.
“To be ‘in the world, but not of it,’ free from ambition, greed, intellectual pride, blind obedience to custom, or awe of persons higher in rank; that is the Sufi ideal.”
What the bible says in Romans 12:2 is in alignment with the Sufi thought.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For me this says it all. So how do we renew our minds. The first thought that comes to me is to first….act as if you know who you are. “A child of God!” Then live your life from that place.
Easier said than done. Living this way becomes a practice that we never do perfectly. In fact we fall short many times but…..we keep on going, looking forward to what is next. For me that’s being enthusiastic.
Let yourself be led. Knowing that you are being guided and no matter what, “all is well.”
Matthew 19:26. “With God, all things are possible”…..yes all things!!!
These are my thoughts for today.
Remember to feed your soul.
Love and Blessings Galore!!!