“Freedom does not come automatically; it is achieved. And it is not gained in a single bound, it must be achieved each day.” -- Rollo May
My life changed in 2010.
I woke up.
Until then, I’d been operating on autopilot.
There are precious few insights in life and, yet, for most people, they ignore them for fear of upsetting the status quo.
It’s easy to believe in a pattern of yesteryear -- we’ve been conditioned to believe in the safety of the industrial paradigm -- but it’s a lie. (You don’t seriously believe you’re your job title?)
I know I’ve no right to compel you to do anything, least of all rip up the safe script you’ve signed up for, but trust me if happiness is the goal (in truth we don’t need to look -- it’s what we are…) then you need to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone.
Stop doing the things that drive you over the edge. Do more of the things that bring you to full expression, even if in very tiny steps.
Be modest with what you want to achieve.
Celebrate the victories.
Accept that any slip ups are just that -- they’re not the end of the road.
You might think this all very predictable. And on one level it is. But look beyond today and ask yourself if this is the life you want to be living in 10 or 20 years time. Is it?
In my case, I know that I’ve got to keep moving forward... every single day; but if I’ve a goal it’s to unlearn all that I was led to believe would make me happy. Yes, that’s it. To unlearn, to unmask and to ask better questions.
PS. See you on the other side.