We are all searching-for meaning, for significance, for fulfillment. The deep longings of the heart. Humans try to fulfill these longings by pursuing religiosity, spirituality, wealth, achievement, knowledge, experiences, relationships, substances; the list is endless. That we keep coming back hungry for more or we get burned out on one and move on to the next underscores the futility of these lesser pursuits.
There is only one pursuit in this life that brings the satisfaction we seek for the deepest longings of our hearts. Not temporary, not partial, not fleeting, not like that which fills the world of human activities. The one pursuit that can capture our hearts and attention, day after day, and never grows wearisome or boring. One great adventure that can become your everyday pursuit.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” said Annie Dillard. We get one shot at life, and one shot at each day. I choose to spend my days and my life in the one pursuit that gives life and meaning without fail. You?
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