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?
Life can be so much more colourful