Some thoughts as I prepare to invest the past into the future- Happy 2014!!!
I have found that constantly checking my life against "oughts" and "shoulds" leaves me feeling empty. It took me a long time to figure out what it means to " be me", to live true to my highest expression of myself.
In many ways of course I've always been me but for many years I was also looking outside of myself for things like purpose, meaning, and inspiration. The “looking” implies that these things are somehow hiding "out there" somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. I found that some of the questions I asked lead me further and further outside of myself.
Today I realize the answers are all within. I have found that much can be accomplished simply by asking myself the right questions. Starting with these:
“Who am I?”
“What do I need?”
“How do I function best?”
“What do I have to give?”
“What’s the next step I can take right now?”