A Higher Destiny
“We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth. There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread out before us like islands that slumber on the ocean and where the beings that now pass before us like shadows will remain in our presence forever.” ~ English novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Is there a higher destiny? Only you can answer that one. Faith, like love, can’t be forced. If we can see beyond the thin veneer of rush hour traffic, time-clocks and the routine of every day life, and see the beauty of a sunset, feel the love of a selfless act, smell the sweet scent of a Lily, we can experience the divine that surrounds us right here, right now.
Too often people resign to the drudgery they think is their lot in life. They give up and accept things the way they are instead of making things the way they should be. They move through life like the walking dead in their own private hell wondering when it will all end.
On April 20th, 1913, William Osler delivered an address to Yale students that rocked their world. It was called “A Way of Life.” And in his speech he reminded the students that “Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”
We’re not here to slumber through life waiting for 5 o’clock, are we? It’s time to make our tomorrows a vision of hope. It’s time to demand more from ourselves than anyone else could possibly expect. Only you know what your passion is. If you’ve been knocked down, kicked around, embarrassed or shamed, guess what? You’re not alone. It’s time to get out of your cave and slay that wooly mammoth! Show us what you’ve got!
Hey there, I’m Michael, I’m a dad, writer, sales & marketing consultant, recruiter, life-long learner… oh and passionate Growler too. You can learn more about my services by visiting LinkedIn, and crawl into my stories right here on Medium.com.
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