The Life I’ve Needed To Live

“There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you. Just reach deep into yourself!” ~Unknown

I saw the above quote at http://tinybuddha.com/blog/the-message-your-higher-self-wants-you-to-hear/

That concept, combined with the others below have freed me to live the life I’ve always needed to live. I’m grateful to have discovered them in time to make a major positive difference in my life. My wish for you is that you too have already discovered and benefitted from them, but if not, I recommend that you consider incorporating them into your life. Ideally, you have or will have learned them at a much younger age than I so that you will hopefully have much longer than I to enjoy the delicious fruits of them:

Surrounding myself with supportive, kind, loving people by focusing on being supportive, kind, and loving.

Finding my own creative voice and sharing it.

Understanding that no matter how good or bad something is there will always be people who like it and those who don’t.

Knowing that if it’s from one’s heart it is beautiful.

Realizing that if I’m having fun I’ve already won.

Russ

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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15 Responses to The Life I’ve Needed To Live

  1. boomiebol says:

    Thanks always for sharing wisdom

  2. billgncs says:

    I think there’s a song in there just waiting to be found!

  3. Rhonda says:

    Yes Russ, surrounding ourselves with the supportive, positive, influences we’ve been blessed to encounter…is everything. Thank you for being such an influence. Truly.

  4. I think it takes most of us a while….usually when we get a bit older…to learn the value of what you mentioned…Diane

    • russtowne says:

      I think you are right, Diane. But if there is a way that I can help someone get there sooner than I did, then I’d love to do so. If you could see the “Before” and “After” glimpses of my life you’d know why its important to me to try.

      Thank you for being in my life.

      Russ

  5. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Wonderful and wise words, Russ. I so love your perspective.

    Cathy

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