Mantra for Monday no. 20

This was another quote a heard on the radio whilst driving to work last week, and it was the first few words which resounded in my mind.

‘We live in deeds not years’

How many times have it told myself that a life should have meaning. I want to make a mark, to have made a difference. Not to simply seek happiness in all its simple superficiality but to gain deep happiness as a side effect to finding meaning in how I live.

I guess those with children feel a sense of this every day, when someone else depends on you and gives you a reason beyond yourself to be the best you can be. But I am talking deeper than this, beyond the realms of your immediate surroundings, an innate sense that of being the best you can be.

Happiness is important, it’s what we all strive for and I truly believe this should be the case. But my question is

how

we seek this happiness. A selfish act? At the cost of others? Of course not. Happiness as a by-product through achieving those things you love on a greater holistic level is what I’m talking about, happiness not simply sought for its own sake. A deeper sense of wellbeing.

Last Friday it was my 29

th

birthday. A birthday always gives rise to reflection. Where was I this time a year ago? Where do I want to be this time next year? In was an interesting thought process. I haven’t got all the answers yet, but I know I am on the right track to finding them, finding who I really am and ultimately finding happiness.

What is a

Mantra for Monday

?

Silent Sunday no.20

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A little snap shot to sum up my birthday meal; a time for food, family and sangria!