Motivation struck at 3:20am. Like many of you, I found my mind racing with thoughts of how my childhood, environment and choices have shaped me into the being I am today. How I was as a child, habits, quirks, relationships, what I learned - a never ending list. Then my focus turned to the present, what am I doing today?
Going off on all sorts of loopy tandems, I found myself thinking about my younger brother and began unearthing a deep desire to help him on his journey in Mordor (as I like to call it). In the process of discovering this truth, lay the answer to many of my own brick walls and gates…
When we acknowledge what is happening to us we can benefit from life’s teachings. It allows us to look past the surface (pain, anger struggle, etc.) to what teeming life exists beneath. What exists within me; what I have to offer the world. It is an invaluable way to connect with life, with the moments.
Hence my journey leads me here. I will take on the possibility notebook as my “something for 30 days” to mark this transformation and remind me to recognize and value all that comes my way in this life and how my being can impact those around me.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Serve and thou shall be served. -Ralph Waldo Emerson