Here's what I know is true for me today...
I’ve spent far too much time in the false belief that if I want to do the thing I most love that fills me up to overflowing — help you to walk through your fear and into a life lived with passion and purpose — it has to be hard, I have to work HARD to deserve it, I have to sweat over every detail, and I have to give more than I get.
At the tender age of 55 (56 in less than a month) I hereby call bullshit on myself!
Yes, I kathy mercure, commit to creating a magnificent life, of my chosen standards.
My standards are still pretty high and there are times that I have to work hard (like now, but I’m on a roll baby!), but when I say it has TO BE hard, I mean the doubts, the money worries, the not being enough, the yada, yada, yada.
How much time do you think you have left to live your life? Are you living it, or are you living in fear, which means you’re going through the motions. I do not want to go out in despair, I want, as Hunter S. Thompson wrote in his book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, to go out without regret:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!”
How about you? Do you want to go quietly into the night?
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kathy mercure is a storyhealer, storylistener, and storyteller. Her life’s work is to gently draw stories from her students and help them unblock their writing, find their voice, and heal their lives. Her passion is to support women and men in realizing their true identity as a valued human being, claiming their passions, and speaking their truth as they become their most authentic selves. (Photo by EagleSpirit Soul Shots)