Grow or Perish

Quantum-Physics[1]“What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow. It can’t stand still. It must grow or perish.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Own your own life!  Do you?  Or, do the other people who touch your life own you?  Your parents, religion, society, friends, spouse, children, the marketing people who write ads for TV, the evening news, the latest guru, add your own list.

Or, maybe your own beliefs, fears, thoughts, emotions, health or lack of health own you?

Grow or perish. Harsh.  Also, true.

I don’t know about you, I want to be at peace inside and filled with joy – all the time.  Not just every now and then when “life” leaves me alone for a few minutes.  I want to grow, learn, experience, move.  I want to own my life – be alive – doing exactly what I in my deepest being want to do.

I am not the same person I was yesterday – none of us are.  Change is being alive.  Nothing stays the same.  And, yet, many of us pretend – have the illusion – that we are the same as we’ve always been.  How totally and completely boring life would be if that were true.

What are you hanging on to?  What is begging to be released? What is holding you down? What is the brick on your head that is preventing you from freely growing?

Remember you “can’t stand still.”



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