Closing the Gap
Between Existing and Living
All life began with a thought, and then that thought came into existence; it becomes.
Existence is about becoming. Living, is about experiencing the life that you were designed for and the one that you’ve been designing.
Existence is a big deal, but it's not the end deal.
My daughter–in-love was in labor for 12 hours. During that time, she kept saying, “I just want to meet her, I can’t wait to meet her.”
Alayna was born and her mother finally got to see her and now she is meeting her every single day.
Most folks are not living; they are existing. Now, don’t get me wrong, existence is a beautiful thing.
When I complete a book and it is edited and published, it comes into existence, but it doesn’t live until someone picks it up and reads it.
People who exist and do what they are supposed to do (go to school, to work, back home to family and hit repeat) are the keepers of order.
But when you begin to live your full purpose, you become the keeper of the flame.
When my ideas come into existence, they Be, but when others grab them and run, they take on a life of their own.
Some folks have been existing so that others may live. Life requires that you see yourself and do something about it.
We are meant to live and live that much more abundantly.
Living is priceless. It requires that you see clearly, love deeply and live your purpose with joy.
Living ignites a flame for others and enables them to see their own potential.
Living frees you from the responsibility of doing everything for someone else. It enables you to help them see their way.
Living goes on beyond this life and into the beyond.
If that last one is a little too esoteric just try to spend a day without hearing or seeing a reference to Prince. He is living and has awakened the Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and David Bowie in all of us.
Live now. See, hear, touch, taste and feel your way to living.
Be you, be well, be living.
Bertice Berry, PhD.