“Tell me what your greatest desire is. What is it that you want with your life? What is it that you want to be known for? When your body is laid in a casket, what do you want the mourners to remember you for?”
“Your questions are a bit macabre, aren’t they? I don’t really want to think of my death, nor my funeral.”
“Why not? It is at this time when people will look back on your life and comment on what you did with your time on earth. Do you want to be known as someone who always stood by the sidelines watching pain and suffering? Do you want to be known as the observer, the follower, the one who was passive? If you do not want to be known for these things, you need to take the time now, while you are young, to change your approach to life and living. ”
The room is silent for a while.
“No response? If you want to be known for helping others and for committing yourself to the well-being of those less fortunate, you will need to begin now.”
“What is it that I need to do? I have no way of knowing – there is no-one here who can guide me.”
“Follow me and I will show you. It will mean, though, giving up your comfortable home and coming with me to help the poorest of the poor.”
“I am ready.”
What is it you want with your life?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: tell)