A friend who I met on Twitter years ago who is also on my personal facebook... shares about his brother... his brother who died in a car accident just 10 days ago... his brother who was only 51 years old... his brother who was loved by SO MANY people... and THIS hits ME, today.
"I want to leave THIS behind" ...
As I struggle through mountains of complicated internet marketing and online promotion, navigating all of the *details* it takes to actually *share* the work that has taken me a lifetime to create... I am struck with, this...
I am SO VERY sorry for the loss of my friend's brother. Though he and I only briefly know each other, when I saw the news two days ago, I wrote a deeply heartfelt post to him and his family... I had to. His loss needed to be honored, recognized. So today, it is not the shock of this loss that moves me so...
It is the sentiment this man has left in the hearts of SO MANY people!!! The legacy he has left, behind...
While I did not even know him, I can see THIS, and feel it, by what is being said, now.
And that's when I said to myself... putting all of *everything* aside... all the work, the writing, the promotion, the sharing, the effort that's going on to share the magical formula I've unraveled for how to create with greater ease... ALL of that aside.
Today... I was hit with... "I want people to have FELT me... to FEEL the HEART of me that loves SO DEEPLY... that loves EVERYONE and EVERYTHING with all the might of God... I want it to be KNOWN that I love this much. I want to be known. Not for the brilliance of my discovery... sure, that would be fine... but above and beyond all else...
What really matters at the end of the day... is... when I die, will they have known my HEART? Will the exceptionally good person I am, have SHOWN... through the acts of my heart?? Or will it be all about the discovery I made, my invention... or worse, not even that? And if it were the latter... would they even recall it was ME who made the discovery... and does that even matter?
I venture to say... what REALLY matters... MOST... is to live a life that REALLY moves people... REALLY touches... that is indeed, SIMPLY, the act of SHARING MY HEART. AND... doing that WIDELY.
And in doing that... I can only ask and pray... that the true goodness that matters most... will be felt... and the heart of me, will be what IS known, the most.
I love my work... I love what I have to share with the world... and yet... it has consumed me... and for a very long time, it has caused me to retreat, because THAT is what it took... to bring this forth.
AND SO... I am deeply moved today, by the legacy left by this man who died with no warning. I can see, he left a wake of goodness behind... for simply, the tremendous human being that he was. In my own reflection, I believe doing *that* takes no training, no work... it simply takes... sharing a good heart AND acting from that good heart... to live in the goodness that comes from that place.
So... Don't hold back.
Share the HEART of who you REALLY are... and LET THAT SHINE.
And possibly... perhaps... in living a life that REALLY acts from that place of massive love that lives inside you... there is the potential that when you leave this world... there will be a wake of hearts moved beyond measure, for you having simply been here... for you having touched the hearts of others.
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of David, my friend's brother. AND... while I never knew this man... I can say right now, he has touched ME with a huge wake-up call today.
LIVE the REAL PERSON YOU ARE... LIVE it... BE it... SHARE it... and in that sharing... there becomes the possibility that... when you die... mountains and seas of people will have known YOUR HEART... will have been touched by your loving heart AND the great acts of goodness that come from, a deeply loving heart. And if they happen to receive anything more from you... from your mind or your knowledge base... well all of that, is icing on the cake.
LOVE... Share the Loving Heart of YOU! For David ~ I say, I do.