I drive to work - a long drive. I'm lucky if it's under 40 minutes. That's a lot of time to sit and look out the window. I listen to music - news radio (I really like Tim and Terri on KPAM). But if time really goes by quicker when you age (and yes, science shows our brains change the way we perceive time), then why am I wasting over six hours a week?
A co-worker shared a free app with me for my phone - Overdrive. It allows you to borrow audio books from your local library. So I did it. The first two books I borrowed are by Wayne Dyer (one of my favorite inspirational speakers). The titles are 10 Secrets to Success and Inner Peace and Appying the 10 Secrets to Success and Inner Peace.
I only started listening yesterday, so I'm on number 4 - But number 2 is the one that really resonated with me -
The 2cnd secret is "Don't die with the music still in you". He uses music as the analogy of our personal passion and purpose. His discussion is discovering the passion inside you, that thing that makes you soar and grow - that thing that makes us feel like we are truly reaching our potential and purpose. Our music.
This got me to thinking. I'm in the final quarter of my life. Do I even know what my music is? If I don't know the music, how can I get it out? I've reflected on my life and the things that make me feel wonderful about doing them. I love to sing. I feel in my element when I stand in front a crowd and belt out a song. Dr. Dyer suggests you can even make a living at doing what you're passionate about. But I'm not a song writer and no one wants to pay you to continually sing someone else's songs. I love to take pictures - I love to write - I love to learn. So what really is my passion and how can I make a living doing it?
I have decided this will be my week of reflection. To really look inside and find my music. To really understand how that music defines me and my purpose.
And I challenge you to do the same. Leave me a comment and tell me how you are reaching inside. Are you in?