Days go by…

fly by…each one running into the next…I ask sometimes what am I leaving behind? Will I be remembered? How have I made an impact on the world around me?

I am a peon, a small cog in the wheel of life and so when Steve Jobs passed this week I felt really sad. I mean I love my mac and Pixar but I’m not an Apple junky by any means, but still I felt sad. The legacy and impact he left behind are monumental…beyond words really…how big he was in life. I picked some of the words from his commencement speech up from a favorite blogger and this line resonated with me.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

And I ask myself…what do I want to become? I don’t really have an answer….I have vague ideas and thoughts but nothing else that really seems truly possible…the doubts, the noise of reality drown out real thoughts of those vague ideas..pushing them aside…

I wonder what would have happened had Steve listened? Our lives would be different, I’m not debating if better or worse but certainly different…

what thoughts do you push aside?

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