Ch01.Blog09 Hummingbirds, health and happiness
Welcome to 2016.
OK, so I’m a couple of days late with my New Year’s wishes… but I’ve been busy. Busy relaxing and allowing myself time and space. Time to revel in the uncertainty of the year ahead, and the space to be ok with that.
On the flip side, I’ve also been busy setting some goals. I think the key to staying happy, healthy and motivated is a combination of these two activities; outlining a path for your future while simultaneously embracing uncertainty.
But what if you don’t know what your path is?
Getting stressed about the idea of ”WHAT DO I WANT IN LIFE?” is pretty normal. And it’s also pretty normal to discover that many people don’t know the answer. This time last year I very excitedly stumbled across a new way of posing this question, and I’ve talked about it with many people since.
Instead of asking yourself “WHAT DO I WANT?” take a deep breath, look around and find the thing, from the place you are in now, you feel the most passionate about and do that. And from wherever this leads you, look around and find the thing that you feel the most passionate about and do that. When you get a little way along this particular path, you’ll discover looking back that you are, by default, doing what you want.
Exciting, huh?? It is for me! But then I’m very lucky because I know exactly what I feel passionate about.
I feel passionate about creating, performing in, and sharing great stories with people, that will hopefully help them to think and feel and benefit the way they interact with the world and each other.
But what if you don’t know what your passion is?
If you’re in need of some mojo-inspiring goodness I suggest you check out this amazing site, SuperSoul.tv. http://www.supersoul.tv/ And for anyone particularly asking themselves:
What are my next steps?
What is my great burning purpose?
And how should I face uncertainty?
Have a listen to this talk by Eat Pray Love author, Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird – The Curiosity Driven Life.
Still not sure?
The great playwright Sophocles wrote that “Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness“.
With that in mind, here is the sum of my accumulated wisdom: the key is in the combination of embracing the fact you can’t ever really know what’s ahead but that you can choose to trust yourself, and what you’ve learnt so far, to ultimately find your path.
What will we learn about ourselves in 2016? I don’t know but I’m excited to find out!
Happy New Year everyone!