Posted by: Zane Maser | March 31, 2011

HOW WOULD YOU BE REMEMBERED?

Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure on March 23rd. Deservedly so, the news has burst with classic images and tributes to her, most of which have highlighted the singular quality she was most often described as: “the most beautiful woman in the world.” A personal (news) friend of hers wrote, “Ms. Taylor was beauty incarnate.” And the director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, put it this way when he first caught sight of her at age 18: “She was the most incredible vision of loveliness I have ever seen in my life.” Her flawlessly symmetrical face, deepest violet eyes, and all good “angles” captured and captivated the cameramen who filmed her.1

Elizabeth Taylor was a woman of many talents and grace, of generosity, warm-hearted kindness, and passion in the pursuit of her many creative and charitable interests. Her radiant beauty was clearly more than skin deep. Ultimately, her legacy may be as much about the inner beauty of her spirit as it is of her dazzling physical beauty.

So, here’s the ten million dollar question for you and me. The descriptive comments about Ms. Taylor all coalesce around her “rapturously beautiful” appearance, as film critic James Agee called her. Simply put, when you reach the final day and breath on your life’s Path, having fully spent your life force, what single word would you like to be described by? Is it the same word you would currently be “known as,” if today were your last?

This is a highly evocative and fundamental question. We are who we think we are, first internally by our own habitual thoughts and then outwardly through our feelings, words, and acts. We can consciously become who we most want to be—this moment—by a simple decision. The task is to become crystal clear in regard to what you’d want this one descriptor to be. Then, live every moment, every day forward with this singular life purpose: to make the quality or outstanding characteristic about you completely real. Make it live as you live truly. This will become your personal trademark. Otherwise, sadly, you create it by unconscious default.

Elizabeth Taylor was the stunning embodiment of legendary beauty. What are you the embodiment of—today? If it is not what you’d most like to be known for, what are you going to do now to be the celebrated quality that most accurately describes you?


 


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• The Timeless Trek

• Be True

• Unconditional Gifts

• Oranges Only Grow On Orange Trees

Ad Infinitum Ourselves

• One Small Nudge affects the Whole World

• Waves of Goodness


Endnote:

  1. These quotes and comments are from
    The New York Times.


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  1. I’m impressed, I must say. Really seldom do I see a website that’s both educative and fulfilling, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is extraordinary ; the issue is something that not enough people are talking intelligently about. I am very happy that I came across this.

    • Thank you, Hugo. I’m so glad you came across this post and hope you’ll come back many more times for further spiritual food for thought. Take care and journey peacefully. Zane


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