A Different Road Taken

A Different Road Taken

By now we all know about the death of Steve Jobs and his amazing contribution to society.  He has touched the lives of almost everyone on the planet.  Imagine that.  Imagine having a life that affects just about everyone.  Wow.

To me, he was more than an innovator, more than a computer whiz, more than an amazing creator.  He was a lightworker.  Yes, I’m sure of it.  Steve Jobs was a lightworker and his day job at Apple was merely a “cover up” for what he was truly here for. Kind of like Clark Kent as an alias for Superman.

I am being a bit facetious but truly, in looking over his life, what he stood for, how he lived his life, what he said, it could be said of him that he truly was a lightworker, working to connect everyone through his products to create a better world.

I have looked over some of his quotes and want to share a few here through the next few weeks, hoping that his wisdom will touch you all in some way.  Please enjoy these offerings, and the ones I will post in the next few weeks as well.  Farewell, Steve, and thank you for everything.

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address