What is your life about?
What is MY life about? I saw myself in the mirror whilst I was recording our outing in Rosie, our beautiful 1921 Rolls Royce and I had this unusual feeling of looking at myself in the past, present and future all at the same time. I reflected with a sense of contentment… “This is what I want my life to be about.”…
I want my life to be about courage, adventures and exploring… like in those Famous Five books by Enid Blyton that I immersed myself in as a child. Adventures both externally and internally. My life is about that.
I’ve walked on all seven continents and breathed the air in the most remarkable and also tragic places on our planet; and I’ve also had both personal challenges and wondrous experiences, epiphanies and realisations.
I want my life to be about connections; meaningful connections where friendship and love elevates and expands. I want my life to be about care; tangible care which ripples and does good. I want my life to be about relationships that nurture and nourish; and where we flourish. I want my life to be about where I am genuinely cared about and that care is demonstrated through another’s actions; not just empty words. My life is about that now.
I’ve made some terrible, terrible choices where the foundation of many of my caustic relationships orbited around another’s needs. My loving, caring nature combined with my lack of awareness was an ingredient for self-destruction. Fortunately over the years with greater awareness and courage, I’ve harnessed my internal centrifugal force and radiated from those imploding orbits.
I want my life to be about meaning shared. I want my life to be about my ability to express the wonder I have about existence. I want my life to be about the mystery of the unseen and unknown which for me is visceral. I want my life to be about abundance so I can not only have the opportunity to have and experience things… but to be able to share. I want my life to be about laughter and joy. I want my life to be about respect and love. Genuine love. My life is about that now.
The question “What is my life about?” has made me think more in real time…. yes – that overdone term of ‘the present’. 🙂 Thinking about ‘purpose’ is ridiculous. For me now.. the best way for me to create meaning in my life is to every now and then ask myself.. “What is my life about?”… and if what is there isn’t what I want my life to be about… I need to do something about it now!
What is YOUR life about?