We have all said it ourselves or have had friends who have said it. “I really wish I could do something with my life”, “Wow you have such a great life”, “Gee I wish I could do all the things you have done”.
I have a friend who is suffering a kind of midlife crisis at the moment. He is struggling to find his place in the world. Many of us wish we could be a part of something greater the problem is we’d rather sit on the couch.
Part of life and discovering who we are is finding a sense of meaning or of purpose. Purpose can’t be given to us, we must find it for ourselves. The problem is that so many of us say “I don’t know what I am meant to do”. It’s a cosmic joke. How would you? Amongst the greatness of creation, the infinite Universe, the length and breadth of human experience, why on earth would you think that you could ever come close to knowing what you are meant to do unless…
you get off the couch and try a few things.
Life is something Great but if you’re not satisfied with that then there is one sure fire way to discover how to fill it with even more Greatness.
This whole existence is a playground built just for you to discover what there is to discover. It’s a gigantic sandbox. How can we not look at the immensity of the human experience and not feel a sense of childlike wonder. It’s the simple story of the child and the box. Where is your curiosity?
One of the symptoms of the world we live in is that we search for the sure thing. There is so much uncertainty in our lives that we need to know that when we try something, we have at least a high chance of success. We are constantly told that “failure is not an option”. Why?
It’s a rare person who takes a good hard look at themselves after winning and asks, what could I have done better? Who says failing isn’t winning anyway? When we fail we learn and when we learn we are winning. So when you think about it, what have you got to lose? When we focus on the wanting we only see all the things that can stop us but when we focus on the doing, the things that might stop us become irrelevant.
The more that you get out there and play in the sand the more you will learn about who you are, and the more you learn about who you are the closer you will get to discovering that the life you keep congratulating others for living is already the life that you have started to live. And as the affirmation of that realisation comes to you, you will feel the incredible energy of what you have unleashed within yourself, and that energy can be harnessed in to having even more greatness in your life and before you know it people will be walking up to you and saying…
“I really wish I could do something with my life”, “Wow you have such a great life”, “Gee I wish I could do all the things you have done”.