Saturday, April 30, 2011

Going postal May 1st

"authenticus"(root of authentic in English) is Latin for "coming from the real author"... David Simon writes, "Being authentic means assuming the responsibility for writing the story of your life."

I like the translation "coming from the real author"...Who better to write the story of our lives than ourselves? Would you want anyone else to make sense of, not to mention plan, your life? We are the only person capable of writing the genuine story of our own lives. Any other author wouldn't be the real author of their own life. Now I know what some of you might be thinking- that God is the One who should be planning our lives.  Granted- however, I suspect that when we are most in touch with ourselves, we are most in touch with God. So maybe it's the same thing in our truest and deepest moments.

In my work as a psychologist, I love to help people to make sense of the lives they've lived so far, as well as intentionally write the next chapters of their journeys... Would you like to wake up some day and realize you haven't intentionally lived?