Design for Life

Trees Photo: Sakura Trees by Petr Kratochvil

 

It’s been another hot summer’s day. Walking along a tree-lined pathway, it occurred to me that in nature, things effortlessly follow their own blueprint. I’m sure that trees don’t doubt their ability to grow tall and strong. A stalk of grass probably doesn’t compare itself to a neighbour.

Do we have our own “Design”? I think if we’re guided by our intuition, we know when something feels right. But we don’t have to follow it, and often Life gets in the way to drown out our inner voice.

We have the ability to rewrite our plans, over and over – which can be a blessing or a curse. Having the freedom to create our own life, means that if the doubts creep in, we can end up settling for less than our best. 

It’s an obvious statement, but Life is all about Creation. I used to believe that we have to take whatever Life throws at us. I now see that we actively co-create our experience together with Life. We are deeply involved in the process, every second of every day. Whether we’re aware of it or not.

Surely, we have a responsibility to ourselves to find what lights us up, and pursue it, to the extent that we can. Even if it remains a hobby, rather than a career. But more than that, if we lift ourselves up, we pass the benefits on to those around us, and subconsciously give them permission to do the same.

So, you know what to do… Find your talent. And shine your light.

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6 thoughts on “Design for Life

  1. Great food for thought. I don’t know how many times I’ve started over. But since I’m now pursuing my dreams, it feels effortless. Hours can pass by in the blink of an eye. Even though my new venture isn’t really lucrative yet, I have a deep-rooted belief that it will be…one day.

  2. Well said! As I watch my Hunny head off to a job that “just pays the bills” and knowing what a creative soul he is – it pains my heart. I agree, we need to find that thing that lights us up – that puts the sparkle in our eye when we talk about it with others (or just think about it ourselves!) Good post!

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