“Once, while Mahatma Gandhi’s train was pulling slowly out of the station, a European reporter ran up to his compartment window. “Do you have a message I can take back to my people?” he asked. It was Gandhi’s day of silence, a vital respite from his demanding speaking schedule, so he didn’t reply. Instead, he scrawled a few words on a scrap of paper and passed it to the reporter: “My life is my message.””
~ Eknath Easwaran from Your Life Is Your Message
Gandhi chose to have a day of silence as part of his message to the world. His message was peace and that is how he lived his life.
We all have the opportunity to go beyond “walking our talk” and living our life with meaning and purpose.
It is up to us to choose what matters and then live by it. In doing so I believe we also connect to a higher consciousness.
I recall 5 years ago when I was asked what was most important aspect of my life? My answer was “yoga”. Yet I wasn’t truly living it. I was fitting it in around my life. I was “doing” it rather than “being” it.
Living true to our beliefs, our values and what we cherish, creates meaning and purpose that expands beyond our individual selves.
So, how are you living your life?
Everything shifts and changes with time. What was important to us 10 years ago may not be as relevant today.
Is the way you are living your life now, your message to the world? … Or perhaps it’s time to realign and find out what’s truly important.
If you were to shift towards a more authentic way of living, where could you start to bring about change?
Let your inner wisdom guide you towards transformation and living your life with meaning.
Its never too late 🙂