Be You


To live your calling requires listening and letting go.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE)


Matthew 10:39

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”


This is one of Jesus’ key, transformational teachings.

It is similar to a “koan” which is defined as: “A paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.”

This saying of Jesus is very meaningful to me. The “life” my ego manufactured as a radio newscaster needed to be lost or let go…so that my true life…or as Thomas Merton would have put it, my true self…could be found.

When I am most truly myself…I am using my gifts and talents in the service of others which in turn gives me great peace and joy.

Are you being your true self?

What do you need to let go of…so you can find the life you were meant to live?

Practice being still and letting go of your thoughts and concerns. Start with 5 minutes and work your way up to 20 minutes.

Not only will you start to find a new inner peace, but you may find yourself drawn in a new direction.

Read the words of Jesus…especially the Beatitudes. Follow his ways.

Let Love be your motivation.

Some habits will have to be left behind so that new life-giving ones can develop.

New life starts now.


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

CD’s available for purchase at by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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