Choose Growth

Are you living life to the fullest, or are you playing it safe by staying in your comfort zone? Quit playing small. Choose growth. Learn more in this brief video.

Full Video Transcript (Transcript by Victoria Barkley)

We can live in our comfort zone, confined, or we can live an adventurous life and seek to follow our inner guidance…seek to listen to that which thrills us, that enlivens us, that we want to move in the direction of.  We can listen to those following the dreams and goals that excite us.  We can have our goals of what we want to achieve in our lives and go after them, quit playing small…we can listen to those things.  We can take risks and move forward in our life, and we can enjoy the journey.  We can be content and happy along the way.  It’s not an either/or, it’s a both/and.  We can be peaceful and happy and content and follow and allow Spirit to guide and direct us and unfold through us in our life.  Or, we can stay in our comfort zone and miss that aliveness.  We can miss that adventure.  We can miss that joy that comes from expansion and growth.

There is a word for heaven: Uranus, expansion, expansion… This is true about you and me and our individual lives.  It’s true about a community.  It’s true about our spiritual  community.

We can stay in comfort zones.  We can hang onto the past.  We cannot move forward.  Or, we can listen to the expansion and growth of Spirit.  We can listen and ask the question: “What is Spirit calling me to do as an individual?”  We can listen to Spirit and what is God seeking to do in this spiritual community.  What does God want to do through Unity Center of New York City?

We can play it safe and look to the past. Well, this is what we’ve always done.  Or, we can be open to what does God have in mind for Unity Center of New York City?  We can do that individually, and as a spiritual community.  But it takes faith and it takes courage, and it takes willingness.  But there is no greater thing to do with one’s life than to ask Spirit.  I’m here.  I’m available.  I’m your instrument.  I’m willing to follow.

Use me oh God,  I stand for you…

It’s not just a song.  It’s a way of life.  It’s a way of being, and it’s an adventure.

He said,  I have come that you may have life and have it…what?..abundantly.

Bruce Larson, a pastor, used to say that “abundant life is living on the edge of life.”  It’s living life as an adventure..where you look forward to the next day.. where you live your day with a spring in your step, hope in your heart and aliveness.  That’s what life is about.

Helen Keller, blind and deaf, lived a full and thrilling life.  She said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.”  And that’s true for you as an individual.  That’s true for this Unity Ministry.

Someone once said, you’re either growing or you’re dying.

Choose growth.  Choose life.