The Corporate Drone…

Working in any major city, you have the opportunity to experience all walks of life professionally. You see the corporate executives looking down at their watches and running to their next meeting, you have the thousands of commuters on the subway with their eyes and mind buried into the day to day robotic life many of them have lived for years. For what I ask?

I myself have lived it for far too long, having my life on auto-pilot – executing very well professionally and as a provider to my family, yet I had still been missing something. As I exited my stop in Downtown Boston, I had noticed a wall of corporate drones just living another day in their life, scurrying about – walking the same path they had walked the day before with pure emptiness in their eyes. An emptiness that cascaded into every physical attribute that they showed to the world. Missing the little things that should stop them in their tracks and enjoy for just a simple moment.

Yet, whether it was haute couture or a pair of sweatpants and a hoodie – this emptiness had no particular target. It was each and every person that welcomed an unfulfilled life to their front doorstep – and thats ok if thats your ultimate goal. For most, I think it might be the only way they know how to live like I did for most of my adult life.

Find your freedom, your passion, your creative outlet, your love of life and take each one to the extreme limits. Life is short and we only have one opportunity to live that day – the clock is always ticking, bringing us second by second closer to a life of happiness or regret. Move from being that corporate drone and live each moment with gratitude. A work / life balance is the key to our own internal well-being and will be a glowing beacon of hope for those who are looking to find it in themselves.

Love life and live well…

…..I am me.

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Who Determines The Best View Of The World?

Some may see it as unconventional thinking at 7:45am, but time and place is not restrictive to opportunities for signs that help you understand some of the deepest areas of your soul yet to be explored. Signs that provoke thoughts and urge you to dig deep to understand the true meanings of life and what it means to live.

I was heading to the train yesterday morning and saw a blind person walking toward me. As this man approached me, I didn’t step out of the way just so he may have a wider path to find his way and go on with my day. I knew by staying on the path I was currently traveling, this man would be more aware of his surroundings than I was- even though I was blessed with the gift of sight. As I watched this man approach me, ¬†I had wondered if being blind was not about the unfortunate circumstances of not having the ability to see, but if being blind gave this person the ability to view the world as they wanted to see it.

The world is an interesting place and I am realizing more and more as each hour passes there is the opportunity to absorb clues and signs to guide you into becoming a better person and to continuously find the inner peace in your self.

Whether it is tending to the sick as a profession or as a partner, you have the ability to help in a time of pain or¬†discomfort….even though that period of time may be temporary.

In the cold Winter months, its being able to look at a homeless man on the street not as they appear, but as a person that may need a warm cup of coffee to relieve the unbearable New England chill that may have been running though their bones for days – and sharing the good fortune you have had in life with a person who has not. At that moment in time, the $2.00 investment may be worth the world to him.

It is looking at that person who has been feeling lost and alone and embracing them so they know they are not in a place of isolation. Human touch is much more powerful than most of us realize.

Is is seeing the venom in a person’s treatment of others and knowing that is mearly the outward expression of their internal struggle – instead of lashing back, understand that persons pain and surprise them with a good deed back.

I’m finding that the mind is a powerful thing and it is up to you t use it positively or negatively. Life is like a major city. There are many ways in and out of it, but all routes can give you a different view as you head toward your destination. I am choosing to exit the fast moving barren highway for the country road. If along that country road a shade tree calls my name for a moment of appreciation for what mother earth has provided us, I may just stop to enjoy it before ultimately getting to where I am going.

I need to love life, I need to love others and most importantly – let both love me back.

…..I am me.