Thomas Merton said, “If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
What are we living for and what is stopping us from living fully?
Are we doing things a certain way because someone, sometime, told us we couldn’t do it differently?
Are we waiting for an answer that we most likely already have inside?
Are we searching for a treasure that is buried in our own backyard?
Pope Paul VI said, “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it, I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
So as the year winds down and the new year approaches, decide. What makes your heart sing? Then give your soul the lyrics and the tune and listen to the beautiful music.