Several students asked for a summary of Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau ‘s message during last Sunday’s Meditation/Restore class.
From Sunday, January 6th:
Secondhand lives. We have a visceral response to this phrase. It implies someone without original thought. Someone who doesn’t live for himself. Someone who lives according to someone else’s dreams, expectations, manipulations or well-meaning advice. A person who is more concerned with custom, society, opinion and fashion than the immense and unique fire inside. When we’re awake in our lives, we see that “someone” coming a mile away. We’re clear that we don’t want to be that person.
When we’re asleep, we slip. Sometimes for an hour. Sometimes for a day, a year, a decade, a lifetime.
Keep sounding the alarm. Wake up. Wake up.
‘Secondhand lives’ was to be the name of a book in the 1930’s. The author chose a different title because she assumed that people wouldn’t read a book that evoked such negative emotion. The book was renamed–The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand.
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