The Sunset Of Our Soul

Sunrise at Sraas Srang, Siem Reap, Cambodia

By Lance Ekum, Jungle of life

There’s a sun­set within the soul of each of us. Have you lis­tened to your heart and your soul? 

This sun­set within each of us…it’s there.  We just have to find it.  Maybe it’s over­cast in the world of you today.  Maybe it has been for a while.  Or maybe it’s a full-fledged storm.  In either case, when our sun­set within is blocked, we are not being com­pletely authen­tic and true to our­selves.  And we’re not liv­ing a life that is con­nect­ing with our deep­est being.

What keeps it hidden?

  • Doing what we’re told is the right thing to do
  • Pur­suit of the pay­check over the heart
  • Not lis­ten­ing to that voice inside
  • Going through the motions of life

Telling our­selves that some­day we’ll pur­sue our dreams (does some­day ever come?)
When we allow any on this list to be the pre­vail­ing force in our life, we sup­press that sun­set that is within.  And all of this is not to say that some­times we might have to do things for rea­sons our heart does not agree.  There will be unex­pected storms that come into our life — and it may mean doing some­thing that isn’t nec­es­sar­ily in line with what our heart speaks.

Life hap­pens.

Still, though, it doesn’t mean we have to be locked into these choices.  Even in the midst of an unex­pected storm, or for that mat­ter, a period of much cloudi­ness in our life — we can still  search for the sun­set within.

It’s there.

“Twenty years from now you will be more dis­ap­pointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow­lines. Sail away from the safe har­bor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Dis­cover.” ~ Mark Twain

Take some time to really lis­ten to your heart.  Explore what mat­ters deeply to you.

Your Sun­set

We have this one life here on earth that we’re liv­ing.  How are you choos­ing to live that life out?

Don’t wait for some­day…it’s a day that may never come.

“Today is your day! Your moun­tain is wait­ing. So… get on your way.” ~ Dr. Seuss

What can you do, today, that will take you one step closer toward that amaz­ing sun­set within your soul?  And if you’re there already, what can you do to keep that sun­set shin­ing , illu­mi­nat­ing your life and all you do?

You are amaz­ing — each and every one of you!  And when you allow your heart-filled sun­set to shine onto the world, that light and all it’s mag­i­cal col­ors will fill the world around you with the pas­sion you have within the depths of your soul.

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