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What Makes You Come to Life?

There is a difference between being alive and living.  Being alive means that the blood is pumping, the heart is beating and the brain is functioning.  Living is about what you do in the world that allows you to make your mark on the world.  The difference is crucial because there are many who aren’t facing a health challenge who go through the motions and one might ask, “what kind of life is that?”

It’s clear that when facing any kind of health challenge you may not be dancing till dawn, hiking 14,000 foot mountains or running marathons, but we each have thing that brings us to life.  Gives us the feeling of exhilaration without being fake.  It’s that pilot light in our soul that keeps burning even when the spiritual and emotional temperature around us may be cold.

I don’t want to beat this point into the ground so there are some very basic questions.  What keeps your pilot light on?  A pilot light that stays lit is much easier to control than one you have to ignite.  How do you protect it from extinguishing?  If you do have to re-ignite your pilot light what’s the spark that sets the flame burning?

Share your stories with us because the world would be a much different place if more people knew about their inner pilot light and kept it burning strong.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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