The Fit Life: Who are you meant to be?

There are three categories of people in this world:  the givers, the takers, and the livers.

Takers

Takers are self-oriented.  They may feel owed or entitled, why should they give, who will take care of them?  Or perhaps they experienced loss and are afraid – not ever wanting to feel that helplessness ever again.   Maybe they just know their limits.

Givers

Givers are other oriented.  Generous, thoughtful, considerate.  Some feel a duty or obligation, compelled by beliefs imposed on them about how they should act, hopeful for good karma in this life or the next.   Or giving is a way to be liked or valued or revered.   Occasionally, giving is a smoke-screen for things that they want to hide.

Is one category better or worse?  Is it better to give even if for bad reasons, or is it better to hold onto what you have so that you’re never for want or need?

Livers

The third category, I call them the Livers.  Different from an iron-rich organ cooked with onions, the Livers have figured out how to take care of themselves while also considering the wants and needs of others.  They have pretty good fences with a gate that can swing open or firmly close shut.  They give out of what they have, setting and achieving personal goals while supporting others, always checking their own air supply before offering assistance.

I’ve decided that to truly Live is to achieve Balance.  Harmony with our own self and with those around us.  There is very little room to breathe in extremes.

In your life, what are you?  A giver?  A taker?  Or a liver?  How do you make goals?  When do you need to be a taker so that you can be a giver?

Who I’m Meant To Be 

Every day I run a race just trying to get ahead

Don’t think about where I am now, just where I want to be instead

I’m losing so much precious time but will I be satisfied in the end?

I don’t want to spend my life trying to fight for what’s not mine

I don’t want to lose myself in someone else’s dream

I know I was made with a purpose, to reach past the surface and live life fearlessly

I want nothing less than to be who I’m meant to be

Everyone is on their way but I am standing still

Comparing my behind the scenes against their highlight reel

I’m spending so much energy, won’t let it keep distracting me anymore

I don’t want to spend my life trying to fight for what’s not mine

I don’t want to lose myself in someone else’s dream

I know I was made with a purpose to live past the surface and live life fearlessly

I want nothing less than to be who I’m meant to be.

~ Anthem Lights

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For my friend, James.  Life beyond the Amazon.

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