Making Your Mark with Invisible Ink
To a person, whether we intend to or not, each of us leaves an indelible, yet invisible mark upon the world. We leave that mark upon others and it doesn’t really matter whether we know them or not, have met them or not or like them or not. Our inner-most thoughts are transformed into actions and words as pure energy, and subsequently, are received by others and (hopefully) understood as we meant them to be.
In reality, every mark we leave upon the world via others is as unique as the person that receives it, because they are unique. Each person exposed to our spirit is changed by the invisible ink of our being and influence. An uplifting word or gesture, a friendly smile, a helping hand or a random act of kindness, serves to imprint a portion of our essence upon others as invisible ink; ink that can only be read by the heart. Conversely, unpleasant experiences are likewise transmitted in a similar fashion.
Our presence in this world is as a can of spray paint when used to color an object. In the course of spray painting and depending upon our skill, most of the paint is received by the object, yet unavoidably, some paint is oversprayed onto whatever is in the background. It is absorbed by a drop-cloth, some small particles are carried in the air, while others are perhaps left to settle on another object. Living life to the fullest is indeed, a skill; as is communication.
“And so it is with our being. Our lives belong to the world as we are inextricably linked to everything and everyone around us.”
A part of me is being received by you as you read these words. Each picture I include in my posts creates some mental imagery in your mind. Each video I select to complement the subject of the story can be interpreted differently be each person as they internalize it using their unique and special experience repertoire.
Adopting a metaphysical view, our lives can be considered eternal as a result of others’ memories of us during each of our lives. These memories remain in our conscious minds even after the person who created them is no longer physically alive. Spiritually, however, they (you and I) remain very much alive in every sense of the word, forever.
Without a doubt, most of us have at one point or another in our lives, contemplated how we would like to be remembered by others after we physically leave this life and world. And whether we accept it or not, we likewise have tremendous influence over the memories we have, are and will create in others. It’s that little thing called “free will”; we are free to choose our thoughts, actions, reactions, words and disposition for every second we are alive. How beautiful is that?
Keeping that frame of reference in mind will also greatly influence you as you make the choices that create and affect your life. Profoundly, it follows, that each of us creates our own future. Our future is the product or outcome of taking responsibility and holding ourselves accountable for our actions. We are not unwilling victims in life; to the contrary, we are active participants!
My journey to lead a positively-focused and centered life was (and is) a work in progress that requires energy, attitude, compassion and humility (also a work in progress). In short, it is my choice to make and I hope I have positively influenced you today. I see and expect a beautiful future, because I know I am responsible for it. I continuously strive to tune in my senses to the world around me. Similarly, I wish a beautiful future for you. Be well.
Posted on January 17, 2014, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths, Videos and tagged Beautiful, compassion, Impression, invisible ink, Leave your mark, Make your Mark, memories, world. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.