No Need to Seek
We may attend retreats, workshops, journeys and seek answers. There are so many courses already in existence and new ones being launched every day to guide us to the “good life.”
But no matter how far and wide we might seek, we will discover someone else’s stories, theories and philosophies. And the truth is that the person teaching the class doesn’t really know us. No one has ever walked a second in our shoes with our thoughts and experiences.
Carl Jung observed, “The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.” There are plenty of people eager to tell us how and what to think.
Just because someone may have more experience than us no longer has the same meaning that it in did in the past. Because our experience is personal and we no longer get trapped or seduced by what society calls success.
Bruce Lee lived it. “I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. No longer allowing myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation.”
Create or Seek?
When we trek into the unknown, we are all equal. No one knows more than anyone else. There is no secret formula or recipe for our life. We each have our own rollercoaster ride to experience. And the truth of the matter is that isn’t everything still a mystery?
This is why this is a time for child-like curiosity to guide us. No one outside ourselves knows who we truly are. When we experience darkness, it is ours to navigate and find our own path. Do we really need someone to hold the flashlight and direct us?
But what is becoming increasingly important is having a community of people, like and unlike us, where we can have open conversations and connect. By experiencing our own journey with more focused intention, we engage in more profound conversations, ask more questions, connect more deeply and co-create healthy stories that matter.
When we know who we truly are, and we’re always learning, there is no more fitting in or following norms. Until we walk out into the unknown, the odds of fully experiencing the natural beauty of our lives are pretty slim.
What if what we need doesn’t exist yet and we’re being called to create it? The opportunity to sing, dance and play is available equally whenever we feel like it. It’s time to discern and understand what we truly need.