Thursday, April 7, 2011

Are you alive?

Day 14: When do you feel most alive?

I feel most alive in a few different ways.

3 sky.JPGWhen I write.
Sometimes, I get so absorbed in the things I write that I feel like I've been taken to a new place, to a new understanding of myself.  I often feel the most joyful when I'm writing, which helps me feel most alive.  Writing gives me a thrill like nothing else does.

When I serve.
One of the most "alive" moments of my life was when I was surrounded by the children in Kenya, Africa.  That was a beautiful moment in my life.  I'll never forget it.  Interning at an inner city mission was an "alive" summer for me as well.  When I serve others, I feel more selfless than I normally would.  It's so easy to become self-absorbed, but when I can focus on others, I feel like I'm doing what God wants me to do.

When I travel.
I love traveling.  I've been to eleven different countries and each time I step into a new place, on new ground, immersed in a new culture, my heart just soars.  I feel completely alive when I'm exploring a brand new country.

Some moments during worship or when I'm playing music, I also feel alive.  Sometimes when I watch the stars or a sunset, I feel alive.  At times, I'll wake up and my mind will feel crystal clear.  I'll have more understanding than I do on other days.  It's like I can feel the Lord all around me.  I love those times.

When do you feel most alive?

1 comment:

  1. I think I feel most alive when I'm either playing the flute, singing, or, strangely enough, doing martial arts!! :D