As I mentioned yesterday, cynicism is nothing more than the absence of radiance in individual expression. By radiance I do not mean the false and groundless optimism that some people manufacture by mental gymnastics or through intention and therefore “have.” The radiance of which I speak is the outward evidence of the presence of the unique, majestic and ever-present, bright and influential focus of life that you “are.”
If your life is not on purpose, the life that you are is distorted as it moves through your heart and mind on its way out into your thoughts, words and actions. Whenever it is distorted or muted you will feel awkward, disjointed and unfulfilled, no matter how many of your goals in life you’ve achieved or how many material possessions you’ve accumulated in the process.
The key to lifelong happiness and to avoiding cynicism at any age is to keep your life on purpose. Stay on purpose and your light will shine increasingly bright as you age, reaching maximum intensity in the last hours, minutes and seconds of your time on earth.