Have you ever stopped to really think about who you live or would die for? The obvious answer if you have family is for the responsibility of family. Or maybe you have a significant other who truly inspires you and you feel like you live for them. Or maybe you are in a profession where you serve people that count on you and you feel like you live for them. You could even feel like your living for other people that are literally across the other side of the world because they count on you to give them donations or even some type of work.
But who are you truly living for? When we give of ourselves to others, what type of feelings do we experience inside? Is it a feeling almost electrifying in our hearts that is a bit hard to describe with simple words? I bet it is! Many people that often give huge donations often stay anonymous because the feeling that they get from being able to give and help, is gift enough! Enough for what, you may ask? Does that feeling sustain the people they help or does it sustain them so that they can live with more energy!
Exactly- it's both! The other day, I had a conversation with a good friend who has had a rough time with feeling lonely and highly depressed. She told me that her motivation to want to go On with life was because she had visions of being loved by this special person. So in essence, she was explaining to me that the reason she was living and still alive was because of him.
"Oh really?" I asked. "So he's why you're still living?"
"Yes it is!" She replied annoyed. "Or else I would have ended it all already!"
"But aren't you living for you In order for you to have the opportunity to be loved by him?" I asked sternly.
Huh? What do you mean?" She asked a bit bewildered!
"Yes, aren't you still living so that you still might have the opportunity to feel that special bond between you and him?" I asked with compassion.
"Yes!". She responded with a warm smile.
"So who are you really living for?
"For...long pause- I guess for me!"
"Bingo bango young lady!" You are in your way...
"Aaaahhh- I got it, she replied! So if I'm healthier, than I can contribute more to the relationship or the world!"Yuppers!
If you accept responsibility for your life, because you are living your life for you, you will make it easier on yourself to contribute to others, but not by thinking that you live for them! They've got to do that for themselves.
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"