A Turning Point in Life
Saul Bellow writes, “Unless you made your life a turning point, there was no reason for existing.”
What many people are beginning to realize is that the world is not what we always believed it to be. And for some of us, that’s a hard pill to swallow. While for some, it’s a time of deep reflection and grounding. But all in all, it’s personal. We are each at our own crossroad.
With curiosity and a dose of patience, we can tap into our own vulnerability and get in touch with how we are truly feeling. What if we are the ones we’ve been waiting for to usher in a healthy life, with less suffering, and more meaning? And a deep connection to the land we inhabit and nature.
At the Intersection
While we have been conditioned to seek safety and to long for things outside ourselves, maybe what is happening right now is that we are getting in touch with our true selves?
Maybe while we are seeking safety and security we are unsafe? Maybe when we are wanting companionship, we are lonely? Maybe when we are pursuing wealth and success, we feel empty? Maybe when we want more, we have enough? Maybe the shake-ups are happening within us?
As I talk to people, I find one common thread around our turning point. We need ourselves more than ever and the world needs healthy and whole people more than ever. And what the focus is on:
- Letting go and making space for possibilities by reacquainting ourselves with our wild imagination, curiosity and courage
- Tapping into our skills and gifts by listening to the whispers of our hearts
- Freeing ourselves by figuring out our enough—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual—and when enough is enough
At this turning point, we are each being called to consider how we want to show up for ourselves, and each other. It is also key to be grounded in our physical world and treat our bodies with respect. It’s about movement, healthy eating and knowing the source of what we consume.
The food and thoughts we consume are critical now as is becoming more self-sufficient. And let us remember, the importance of the people we bring into our life and the intimate bonds that are healthy for our wellbeing. We are in charge of most of these choices and we are being called to get real.
The Turning Point: Getting Real and Grounded
The question many of us are asking is what do we really need to live the way we dream of? Taking out the dreams of others of what success looks like. Examining these questions for oneself will spark many light bulb moments. Maybe we will come up with exciting realizations about how we truly want to show up and also contribute to the wellbeing of our communities and the planet?
While the work we do is on our own, for many, it’s an end to individual success in its current form. Why? Because when we begin to see things as they are, we understand that self-love is not narcissism but rather a matter of being self-aware of what and who is healthy for us.
And when we make space for our own wellbeing, we see how connected we are. And take upon ourselves to be the leaders we need to navigate these crazy times. And connect with likeminded souls.
We no longer want to contribute to the problems but trek into the unknown with the mindset of an adventurer and an opportunity-creator. Is it time to get real and grounded in what’s possible? Indeed.