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Live And Let Live

25 April 2016 Written by 

"Live and Let Live." This little saying has come to mean so much to me. There are two parts. 

 

The second part is fairly easy to understand - I need to LET LIVE. That means that I need to step back and let others live their lives the way they choose. They don’t need my interference or my help. If I am concentrating on the lives of others, I will be neglecting my own life. I can’t live their life, and they can’t live mine. We must each live our own life and follow our own path.

 

But what about that first part -  LIVE. Who? Me? Yes, me. I need to find my life and live it – wholeheartedly, freely, exuberantly, with passion, full of joy. In order to do that I must know who I am.

 

Have I lost myself? Do I know who I am and what I like to do? Or have I become so entangled with the lives of others that I have totally neglected my own life? I am a gift waiting to be unwrapped. I am unique and full of wonderful surprises. When I learn to fully embrace my essence, living from my inner passion, I am a beauty to behold!  I just love watching someone who is fully living their life – a professional athlete, a musician, an artist, a writer, a dancer, a woodworker, a teacher, a chef, an engineer – whatever the passion and gift, it’s pure joy watching them moving in their craft.

 

So first I must find out who I am, and then I must LIVE - live my life!

 

Today, I will fully embrace my own uniqueness and I will celebrate and take joy in watching others live their lives.

Content Originally Published By: Amy Turon @ Blogspot

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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