We are not designed to live life to get results. Life is not a result. Life is living how we are designed to nourish our whole- person each and every day.
If we deprive the spirit, heart, mind or body to get a result, then we will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehow and someway.
Trying to get results forces us to live in contradictions and deny satisfying our basic needs. The mind is starving for truth and we try to fill it up with and more information. The body is starving for nutrients and we try to fill it up with junk food. The heart is starving to be heard and we ignore it. The spirit is starving to be known and accepted. Yet, we stay in places and online where we can never be known.
But, what have been the real results of living to get results? We are constantly filling ourselves up but we’re always hungry. We are more connected but we’re completely disconnected. We are full of information but we are more confused than ever. We work harder but we still don’t have enough. Our kids are involved in more activities but they still don’t know who they are. We are busier and more entertained than anytime in history and we are bored out of our minds. We know more about more people and we don’t know them at all. We call more people friends but we are lonely for friendship. We have more drugs and healthcare but we are experiencing epidemic levels of disease and sickness. We have bigger houses, larger neighborhoods, massive churches and less community. We have more diets and exercise gyms but we have skyrocketing rates of obesity. We have more grocery stores and less local organic foods; more time to talk and less real conversation; more knowledge and less wisdom; more drinking and less real celebration; more religion and less hope, truth and love; more things to make us happy and less joy; more politics and greater divisions of wealth, power, resources and relationships; more schools and less learning; more platforms to communicate and yet no one hears our voice; more room to create and less creativity. We have so much more but we have so little of what really matters and makes life worth living.
We are living to get bigger and better results to live bigger and better lives but our hearts, mind, bodies, spirits and relationships are dying to be loved. Results don’t fill us up with truth, love, hope, joy and peace. We may love results but they can’t love us back. It’s time for a different way. It’s time for you to be you and not a result.
You are invited to Give-Up living for results and learn how we are designed to be nourished as whole-people in Vive Alchemy.