3 great mysteries in life
|Air unto a bird||Water unto a fish||A person unto themselves|
How does a person generate a sense of awareness and insight when they can’t see “water” (themselves)?
Well, for a start, answer doesn’t lie in simple competency and skill development, running faster, working harder or alignment to a strategic/corporate plan…. you’ve got to do a whole lot more.
People aren’t “grubs” but it’s a useful metaphor to illustrate dilemma:
Some forms of development lead to bigger grubs…. but no butterflies
Nothing inherently wrong with this approach (fingers-crossed) if strategy, drive for efficiency, continuous improvement, sticking to plan, executing effectively…. Cripes! Let’s keep it simple – living a fulfilling life – are all sustainable by grubs. And, nothing much else.
Can be seriously limiting though. As you appreciate, the world was once flat, or so thought – no amount of new ship building or sailing technology made a scrap of difference – until people were willing to leave the sight of land.
Being fundamentally different as a person; true to oneself – so, how about you? When was the last time you let-go of cuddling the shoreline and, caught a glimpse of a brand new horizon; to mix metaphors – stopped wriggling along; spreading wing and, leaving the ground [comprende]?
A word of future caution: Watch out for others in your industry or service sector with “wings, colour and a fondness for flowers”. They’ll be easy to see; moving faster, further, with better vantage and richer options.
It takes specific learning – a person unto themselves (being able to see our own ‘air and water’) – certainly doesn’t happen by accident; unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, can be dumped-on-you through crisis – death in the family, loss of a job, a personal health issue – but why wait or put up with the heartache and worry, when there is another, more impactful and, easier way?
No wings…. is it worth the risk? Life can be so much more colourful