Would Life be Easier with a Guide Book or Should we Let our Stories Unfold?
I like to know what makes me tick. As a result, I ask a lot of questions about life, mostly directed at myself.
How do I navigate through my vast inner landscape?
How can I bring order to chaos and create a world in which I am thriving?
How might I discover my quirks and turn them into my greatest gifts?
How can I embrace what sets me apart from others?
How do I give my life meaning and serve others?
...that's just the How category!
These are a few of the lighter topics :-) that occupy my mind on a daily basis. One constant throughout my life has always been the quest to self-discovery. Uncovering who I am one revelation at a time and connecting the dots of my complex and rich inner life. I guess this thirst for answers will be a lifelong companion of mine.
Often times, I wish we would come into this world with a manual that tells us exactly what it is that we are here to do. Instead of having to dig through layers of unspoken systems and rules, cultural or religious dogmas and behaviors that society puts on us.
I mean a blue print of who we are, what our mission is, who our people are. These answers along with being equipped with a toolbox full of methods to keep us sane in an increasingly overwhelming world. Of course this would be highly individualized as we all have something unique to bring to the table.
No more being side tracked by things that rob us of our energy, sanity and zest of life. Just clarity and a sense of grounding in who we are and the confidence that we live this life to the fullest, sharing our talents and making the world a better place…while having fun!
On the other hand, though, I think this quest to self-discovery, of finding your path in life, uncovering hidden gems, connecting with people along your journey, makes all of this so much more meaningful than simply following a user manual. The magic lies within the unpredictability of all the breadcrumbs that we need to follow. One at a time.
The self-knowledge that we gain through experiences make us wiser over the course of our lifetime. We learn to be practical but also trust our instincts in order to be shaped into these unique and beautiful human beings that we are meant to be. It’s by experiencing moments that we are moved, that we create lasting memories in the hope that we will be remembered by the footprints we leave behind.