I'M NOT CONCERNED WITH...
I'm not concerned with what you look like.
I want to know how you look at life, and if you look for the good in people.
How do you want other people to see you?
What do you see that you can do so that others may see you as you wish they would?
These are your "looks" that I care most about.
I'm not concerned with how much money you have.
I want to know if you are rich in less material matters, for that speaks of your character.
Do you see the beauty in each day?
Do you treasure your friendships and family?
Are you thankful for what you have?
Or do you ignore the beauty around you and take life and people for granted because that requires less thought and effort?
I'm not concerned with your age.
I want to know if you are growing and evolving as a human being.
I want to know if you're mature enough to own your responsibilities,
and young enough in thought to still have dreams and goals,
no matter how big or small they may be.
I'm not concerned with what your career might be.
I want to know what you dream about in your highest aspirations for yourself.
I want to know if you are working to reach those heights,
or if are you are just waiting for them to happen.
I'm not concerned with who your friends are.
I want to know if you can give them their day in the sun and help them celebrate their triumphs,
or if you must always one-up them or otherwise steal their thunder and grab the spotlight.
I'm not concerned with who your friends are, I want to know what kind of friend you are to them.
I'm not concerned with your shortcomings.
I want to know if you try and you fail, whether you know that failing at any THING doesn't make YOU a failure.
I want to know if you fail time and time again, can you still look at a sunset and realize the beauty of it,
or see the innocence and trust in the eyes of a child,
or be grateful that each day is a new beginning?
I want to know if you fail today, will begin anew tomorrow with as much faith, resolve, and passion as the day before?
I'm not concerned with your past.
All your yesterdays are lessons for today's living.
I want to know if you can you let go of what isn't working for you in life and build on what is working.
Each day is an opportunity to become who you truly are.
Your greatest challenge,
everyone's single greatest challenge in life,
is to discover who you would be in your highest vision of yourself, and then to become that person.
Do you dare, or don't you care?
I'm not concerned with who you romanticize yourself to be.
I want to know of your true character.
I want to know if, as a friend,
would you have the courage to stand next to me in the eye of a storm in a sea of trouble,
or would you jump ship and seek safe harbor,
forsaking our friendship for your convenience and ease?
I'm not concerned with your religion.
I want to know if you are awed when you look into the night sky and witness the vastness and majesty of the Universe.
I want to know if you live by the Golden Rule.
I want to know if you know that
YOU ARE A MIRACLE,
completely unique in all of Creation, and an equal with all others.
I'm not concerned with how comfortably you live.
I want to know how comfortable you make others feel with you, and about themselves.
Do you know that those who like you are those who feel comfortable with themselves when they're with you?
I want to know if you are giving and forgiving,
or if you're always keeping score and pointing out faults.
I want to know if you are comfortable with your own soul,
even as you are still discovering the depth, wisdom, and glory of it.
Socrates was once asked why the brilliant Alcibiades was always so unhappy.
Socrates answered, "Because wherever he goes, Alcibiades takes himself with him."
Alcibiades was not comfortable with himself,
so he was rarely happy.
As brilliant as he may have been,
he didn't understand...
That you create yourself each day.
Life is constant change.
Each day you can try to re-create who you were,
or you can flow with the energy of life and willfully create an ever-expanding,
ever-higher version of yourself.
Live with purpose and intent.
Create a living masterpiece.
After all, it's your LIFE.
Take charge of it!
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