I was talking with a friend recently about jobs and life... pretty normal stuff, or so at least I think. The conversation took all sorts of tangents, as conversations with me tend to do. : ) We connected on lots of levels and it was a really good time.
I did walk away with one main idea rolling around in my head and heart- lots of people don't really know what they are passionate about... lots of us don't really know what we even truly care about.
We certainly live and breathe in a privileged time even being able to ask questions about our passions... nevertheless, they are real questions that the majority of us are feeling more and more.
I've done some talks about prioritizing and simplifying. I've talked about chasing after your passions and what makes you feel alive. Now I am considering some talks about helping all of us discover those passions so that we can place them at the top of our priorities list. I hope that makes sense and gets you excited for some upcoming MTL gatherings.
My encouragement for you today is simply this- DO NOT LOSE HEART. You are not the only person trying to figure this sort of stuff out. Regardless of your age or stage, we all need to be intentional with how it is we live this gift of life. I believe that questions are a good thing that begin us down a path toward change and full life. Sometimes that path means embracing necessary endings... which are never easy. So again, DO NOT LOSE HEART! Rather, be open and honest about where it is you find yourself and the questions that linger... and let's dive into the difficult work of mystery and discovery to find that there really is MORE TO LIFE. : )
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.