Friday, January 23, 2015
Rising Above Self
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Early in life, each of us live in the narrow vision of who we are and what we can do for ourselves. I am not really sure if that is a biological need for survival or a formed psychological response. But I do find that it seems to be a natural progression we take in life.
After some amount of time it can become and old and tired way of living life. What I am referring to is selfishness. Part of the maturing process in life is to get up above it or get out the way. Life is lived in community. It is lived in support of each other.
In turn, it truly becomes about us.
Some people call it "getting over yourself".
I simply call it becoming a part of life, of the bigger world. When you look beyond your own life, your world grows to greater wonders. There will be so much more that unfolds in front of you. Much more will come back to you when you get beyond self.
Rise above yourself, find something greater for your life and as always stay inspired my friends.