Transformation has been a central theme in my life as of late. Easter-time naturally encourages this kind of internal retrospection. Jesus’ sacrifice and suffering making way for his rising and eternal greatness provides a timely and vivid example of what we each can aspire to, albeit on a much smaller scale.
The search for meaning in our lives is an important one. It’s key to directing the transformation in a way that creates both internal personal satisfaction and external value in the world in which we live. Often I think we focus too heavily on one while excluding the other. I believe both must be in balance for the purpose to have enduring value both for the actor and those who experience the action.
Living a life of chosen and deliberate purpose is of utmost importance. No one wants to get to the end of their life and ask themselves, “how did I get here?” Letting your life be unguided or worse, unexamined is a recipe for dissolution and dissatisfaction.
Easter is the perfect time to take stock of a years worth of decision making. Is your life headed where you want it to be? Do you feel you’ve made progress in achieving both long term and short term goals, both personally and professionally? No one can make the changes necessary to achieve personal happiness other than you.
“Be the change you want to see in the world”. Often I interpreted that quote in a large, social change kind of way. But today, I see it a little differently. Only you can initiate the changes you want to experience.
So, go! Get after it. I for one, cannot wait to see how the changes you choose affect your life and the lives of all you touch.