Steve Jobs on Living from the Heart

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I am saddened by the death of Steve Jobs, who someone called the Thomas Edison of our time. Certainly the innovations he imagined and produced have changed the way we look at things, and his influence lives on.

This quote from him addresses the importance of living from the heart, especially in the light of the reality of death. I find it inspiring, especially coming from one of the greatest inventors of our time. I hope you are inspired, too.

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. 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 others' 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

Yes, your heart knows what you truly want to become. The heart is where you meet with God. The heart is what God transforms. Following your heart (and letting God heal it and transform it) is primary. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs, you will be missed. Thank you for your gifts.

Photo, "Gardener's Tribute (to Steve Jobs)," compliments of Virginia Vagt at HomeFieldAdvantage.org.

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Kandu

And why SJ didn't get in touch with THC?

fabrice

wonderfull quote for a new tech inventor. sometimes, we might thing science is ''spiritualless", but when you read them (the greatest inventors) you realise that path to enlightment is really everywhere!

Mike Schoolfield

Actually I think it is a very sad quote and quite uninspiring coming from an avowed buddhist and now lost forever (unless he indeed turned to Christ at the end). Consider some points of his quote in light of God's inerrant Word:"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life." Death is not the single best invention of life. Death is the penalty for man's sin and rebellion (Romans 6:23). Death is not natural. God created man for life, not death. He also states,  "And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition"  The most important thing… Read more »

Aini

Hi DIANE,
THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME QUOTE WHICH I HAVE BEEN SENDING TO MY FRIENDS SINCE YESTERDAY. MUCH LOVE!

Imogen Rex

We must listen to the wise among us – we must discriminate, i.e.choose! This will inevitably be experienced as loss – like death : the road less travelled.

Rita Schilling

Thank you Diane for sharing Steve's wisdom. He truly was a gift to human kind and we treasure what he created in making a diffrence ! Service to others is our main task in life and Steve certainly did a  Supreme Job in doing so.

Elaine Williams

Steve certainly was a "man of our times" and quite the visionary.  His brilliance will be sorely missed.

Mauricio

When one gets to have such well formed independent point of view, everything becomes transparent… so much easier and simpler in strong minds of talented people like Steve Jobs´s, and I´m sure that having been so creative in such positive way, understanding God´s identity was also simple and easy to him.
 

Kevin

This is a very wonderful quote truly uplifting and inspiring.

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