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It’s Not About You

“It’s not about you.” – The Ancient One from Doctor Strange

Superhero films from Marvel and DC Comics are one of my favorite genres. Period. So, that demanded I go see Doctor Strange this weekend – the new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch (that name just sounds so cool when you roll it off your tongue, doesn’t it?). Doctor Strange is an arrogant genius, full of pride and self-praise. The quote above is from my favorite scene in the film, when the Ancient One is telling him one of the greatest secrets. Don’t worry, I won’t give anything away, but go see it!

Don’t we all need an “Ancient One” in our lives to remind us of this valuable truth?

It’s not about you. It’s not about me.

Whichever candidate you were voting for in this past election, one thing was clear on social media: very few people are interested in anything else but their own agenda.

Some of the most meaningful moments in my life were spent serving someone, knowing that I would receive nothing in return. It’s amazing how focusing on the good of others completely revolutionizes the soul…

“We all need a friend who’ll sit with us in silence when words won’t work.” – Unknown

Don’t we ever…Yet, how often we aren’t there for one another as we get lost in our own wants and desires.

It’s a simple message, yet a sobering reality:

It’s not about you.