Be the Best You Can Be

Our country is made up of individuals or "The People" as Lincoln said in the Gettysberg Address. The strength of any group, whether it be a family or a team or a country, is only as good as the strength its members.

David Viscott was a brilliant, non-conventional psychiatrist; a nationally known radio talk show host; and author of 14 books on relationships. His description of the meaning of life is the best I've heard and the one that resonates with many.

"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. 
The meaning of life is to give your gift away."
- David Viscott

Living a satisfying life and meaningful life can be accomplished by pursuing the "something" that is within us and the "something" we enjoy and are good at." And like a snowflake, each of us is unique and each of us has a purpose here on earth.

Search for your gift and give into it. I have always liked the following quote.

"When you do something,
You should burn yourself up completely,
Like a good bonfire,
leaving no trace of yourself."
- shunryu suzuki

There is great pressure in this country to be the person others want us to be.  It is not easy to be ourselves and to believe in ourselves - but it is immensely satisfying and, it is enough! Emerson said it well.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to change you is the hardest thing of all.”

 

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