How to Live the Relevant Life

Take a look around. What do you see?
Seriously – When you drive to work, what do you see? When you drive to school, what do you see? When you’re running errands, going to the supermarket, or going to meet friends, what do you notice about your surroundings?

Are you taking in the beauty of everyday things? Are you taking delight in the little things?
If you live in a rural agricultural area, have you noticed new animals in a rancher’s field? If you live in a suburban area, have you counted the number of playgrounds?
If you live in a dense urban area, have you noticed the architecture that surrounds you with its evocative expressions and mood?

What about the people you encounter?

Look at the people in your life. Look at the ones who bring value, love, compassion, and respect. Are you reciprocating? You should be.

Take the time to look around… And this isn’t about texting and driving (although that certainly is a worthy topic for discussion, but maybe another time).

This isn’t about unnecessary distractions. It’s about life. It’s about the beauty in everyday things. It’s about noticing something for the first time. It’s about appreciating things that you’ve seen before. It’s about setting your mind, and your emotions up for the kind of supreme awareness that makes you sympathetic & empathetic to your world, to the people, and creatures of all kinds. To the plants and even the stones.

Let everyone in your life, everyone who matters, know they matter. Show them. Tell them. Share with them. Because life isn’t about how we start things, it is about how we sustain and polish things.
Take a look around.
Take the time to make your life one where quality lives in the present moment.
Do it now.

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2 Responses to “How to Live the Relevant Life”

  1. nesbitandgibley Says:

    Well put! Reminds me of the Ferris Buller line: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once and a while, you could miss it.”

  2. Denise Says:

    Great words Ron! I usually describe myself as “the space cadet” because I’m usually in Lala Land gazing at the palm trees or listening to the birds chirping or even complimenting a coworker on a beautiful smile. I agree that life is so much more than our jobs or our accomplishments. What’s important is how you enjoy life and how you make others feel. My ongoing motto has been “Live ~ Laugh ~ Love”. Special enough to be my only tattoo. 🙂

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