All that Matters in Life

Part 8 of 9 in the series Spirituality

When I was born into this world
The only things I know were to love,
laugh, and shine my light brightly.
Then as I grew,
people told me to stop laughing.
“Take life seriously,” they said,
“If you want to get ahead in this world.”
So I stopped laughing.
People told me,
“Be careful who you love
If you don’t want your heart broken.”
So I stopped loving.
They said,
“Don’t shine your light so bright
As it draws too much attention onto you.”
So I stopped shining
And became small
And withered
And died
Only to learn upon death
That all that matters in life
Is to love, laugh
and shine our light brightly!

Anita Moorjani

“One day, we will all transcend this physical plane into the infinite realm of the afterlife, and while many fear what lies beyond, crossing over is actually the easy part. Let me assure you that there is nothing to fear beyond the veil. Our true challenge is in trying to live a life of expansion, liberation, love and joy HERE on the physical plane.
So my biggest message is to live your life as an exercise in creativity, as if every discovery, every artistic exploration, matters in the cosmic tapestry of life – BECAUSE IT DOES.

Follow your heart as you exuberantly combine the riot of colors the universe lays before you to make your life into your own masterpiece. You may be surprised by your creation. As when we listen to or play beautiful music, our goal is not to get the the end of the piece. The point is to enjoy the melodious, joyous journey the music takes on us on, including the very first note and every single one that comes after it. As Wayne Dyer always said, “Don’t die with your music still inside you!

So don’t be afraid of not doing it right or of not being good enough. Such feat is totally unfounded. Life is not about getting it right, figuring out the answers to the really big questions (or even the small questions, for that matter) reading all the right books, taking all the right courses, or studying with the masters. Nor is it about whether you’ve had deep spiritual experiences, achieved altered states of consciousness, or become a spiritual guru to multitudes. It’s not even about whether you’ve been dead and come back to life to share your experiences – trust me!

The ONLY thing that matters is that you allow yourself to be all of who you are! It’s that simple! JUST BE YOURSELF – your TRUE self! Be the LOVE that you are. Shine your light as brightly as you can. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy the ride and have fun – LOTS of fun.”

Anita Moorjani, from “What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth”

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