Listen to episode 386 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Awakening the Beauty & Greatness Within You. Edited and adapted from The Hidden Happiness by Stephen Berrien Stanton.
Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Many are the beings in us that are never born — many the lives beating their wings against our bars, seeking a freedom that we forbid. Until some enthusiasm is unleashed within us, we do not realize how partially, how timidly we have lived.
No longer let us keep our true selves under lock and key, tight-fistedly doling out our time and energy; but freely give it out that at last we may attain full size. The unemployment of faculties in any quarter brings misery and distress in its train. Full employment is a prerequisite to both spiritual and economic welfare. The inactive soul atrophies.
We are “used up” not by what uses us, but by what wastes us. Variety of work makes us untiring, just as we never weary of nature’s greenery. Time brings fulfilment only to that which fills time to the full. There need be no fear of outcome when all our powers are engaged. Whatever mode of life gives play to our largest interests is our proper field of endeavor. We are cut out for the career that inspires our enthusiasm. If we have been our most, we shall have done our best.
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