‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.’ Henry David Thoreau
When there are so many amazingly talented beings finding varied ways of self expression the way in which we measure becomes I believe an important part of the motivation to continue. Basically, the question is, what do you hope for. How do you know when you have reached your goal?
I am not yet fully able to answer that which presents a bit of a challenge as another favourite Thoreau quote includes, man only hits what he aims for. I think the problem I find myself struggling with is, what am I aiming for? I have an unclear outcome picture in mind, but the process is more defined. Doing the work, showing up, letting go of a sense of competition and presenting myself where the space of to do and to be have equal value weight.
It is as well a bit of a process of thinning out the things I am feeling less drawn to, and assuming that what is left will be right.
People are such strange beings. Five months into my year of living quietly, I am treading water less frequently, floating more often, I think I have re-entered the dream space now I must practice quieting the fear of waking.