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    Life Begins When You Do

    February 21, 2011 3032 Views

    Are you putting off living the life you've always longed for?

    In her book, Life Begins When You Do, Mary Anne Radmacher, provides you with an inspiring invitation to begin the true work of your life RIGHT NOW!

    A contributor to the publishing and gift industry for almost thirty years, Mary Anne's unique prose offers up a nurturing bowl of inspiring, thoughtful soup for the spirit.

    Life Begins When You Do is based upon on Mary Anne's famous poem - her statement of purpose - Live with Intention:

    Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon. Practice wellness. Continue to learn. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Lead or follow a leader. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. Today, we'd like to share the first chapter of Life Begins When You Do, "Live with Intention."

    Nearly everyone postpones one grand thing or a collection of mighty hopes and dreams.

    Between the quote marks of our lives are phrases like these: "When things slow down...when I finish my degree...when I get certified...as I acquire a deeper knowledge base...when I have kids...when the kids are grown...when I get well...when I marry...when I divorce...when I retire...when I get that promotion, that raise, that job, that house, that whatever the fill-in-the blank is for your specific postponing of life..."

    Your Life Begins When You Do.

    You may think you are postponing the longing of your soul until life aligns itself with your vision, until elements conspire to be more favorable...but as it happens, life just lolls along at the same remarkable consistent and disinterested cadence. Life is impartial. YOUR personal, subjective life (dreams, satisfactions, contentment, achievements, vision, fullness, passion, aspirations) begins when you begin.

    From my teens into adulthood, I said, "I want to be an artist." One day I changed the sentence to, "I am an artist." My view changed. Life began. I looked behind me and saw that I had been accidentally living as an artist. I had been laying down a path that was only now visible to eyes that had begun to see. Beginning my life as an artist made my heart's longing and the small, tentative labors of my hands - visible and tangible. I began by opening the door and simply believing that I could live my dream. I began living that dream by seeing that I could.

    Your purpose, that thing that among the many to-dos of your days, is what you must do. Embrace the truth of your purpose each minute of your precious life...for how very true it is that life begins when you do.

    If you would dream it
    BEGIN it.

    If you have an idea
    OPEN it.

    If there is longing
    ACKNOWLEDGE it.

    If there is mission
    COMMIT it.

    If there is daring
    DO it.

    If there is love
    SPEAK it.

    If there is resource
    USE it.

    If there is abundance
    SHARE it.

    So, why wait another minute? The life you're waiting for...begins when you do!
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