The First Steps To Living A Bold And Passionate Life
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The First Steps To Living A Bold And Passionate Life

It's not some glamorous, exciting beginning, but it's necessary.

The First Steps To Living A Bold And Passionate Life

There is something in all of us that pushes us to be more, to be better. There is this innate feeling that arises in us at some point in our lives to strive for more, to live life for more than ourselves, yet most of us stop searching for the meaning of that restlessness as soon as our schedules fill up. We busy ourselves with life's "obligations" and suppress that feeling until it comes back stronger the next time. We get really good at running around accomplishing things, but at the end of the day we're not fulfilled in the way we're meant to be.

God calls each and every single one of us to lay down our life for our brothers and sisters. We are called to serve and glorify God and His people. But how do we do that in the midst of a busy schedule and a comfort zone that seems impossible to get out of? Being alone. Now before you click the X at the top right of your screen, hear me out.

Matthew Kelly, founder of Dynamic Catholic, wrote a book called Resisting Happiness and in the book he explains, "One of life's most essential lessons is learning to be alone." We have to first be comfortable alone before we can live a bold and passionate life. He goes on to say, "Until we really know ourselves, we waver a lot, and come down on the wrong side of too many decisions. Once we get to know ourselves and establish a sense of self, we find ourselves in possession of a rare clarity that teaches us that if it is not a definite yes, it is a definite no." The time we have alone shapes how we take on life's decisions and affects us in ways we never thought of before. So, take some time (you're in quarantine, you have plenty of it), and spend it alone. Be by yourself and invite God into that moment. It may be uncomfortable and seem weird, but there's no one except you and God, so why not? Take this first step to living a bold and passionate life by being alone. It may not seem like much, but how you are with yourself affects the impact you make in the world.

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