These remaining commandments don’t a full post each make, so here’s a brain dump of the rest:
I’m a typical Millennial: well-educated but entitled, tech savvy but tech-addicted. I was lucky enough to be born in a time when modernity made anything possible. A dream like seeing a man walk on the moon is a foregone conclusion. My generation expects to hang the moon. Miracles of science don’t seem like miracles – I expect the miraculous.
But, my God, what a terrible way to live. How can I find a purpose for myself if the world seems decided and even the new is no longer exciting? Jaded. Bored. Apathetic.
So, I’ve taken a commandment to be impressed. God created these amazing, evolving creatures who themselves create. Clever creatures. We can still amaze ourselves, if we’re willing. It’s simply a matter of perspective, and I imagine most of you already know that. Looked at from the right angle, the world is full of magic.
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh
“God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.”
― Woody Allen
“Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means that you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back.”
― Anne Lamott
The hardest thing to be has always been me. One day at a time, by practicing gratitude, faith, and love, I’m hoping to find a way to do just that.