This morning I woke up and on aSocial Media a friend had posted this:
This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.”
If you don’t know that is a quote from Full Metal Jacket.
In the early morning haze, my brain translated “rifle” in the quote to “life” so the first 3 sentences became…
I cracked up wen I realized this. Then I read it again and realized the truth of this. There are many other lives- but this one is MINE. Then another sentence “Without me, my life is useless”.
That really landed for me. The need for my life to reflect me- absolutely. For ME to show up in my life and how I’m living. For my essence to be infused in my world. My biz. My relationship.
It all has to reflect ME. Not someone else. And that’s the truth of the thing. When I’m loving it’s the way I love, passionately. With all of my being. Toe-curling, cheeks-hurting-from-laughing-so-much, watching-him-breath, living in Fascination.
It’s my hope that I always remember this – This is my life… and without me – it’s useless.
Live. Love. Lush and Fearless,
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