Are you preparing to survive someday? Or, are you trying to survive now to get to a better someday?
In a world that seems to need labels to be comfortable with personal beliefs and ideas, I'm settling into the "survival" language that is so out and about these days.
But, with that said.... I'm also becoming aware the word and idea of "survival" means many different things to many different people.
I began my life surviving my childhood.
Then, I lived the first few decades of adulthood trying to survive the aftermath of that and the biology and chemistry of my brain and body as physical and mental problems I hadn't understood.
Then I had to survive the loss of who and what I loved.
Survival took a brief stint to mean preparing for the someday bad thing that might happen - then a bad thing did happen, but not as I expected.
Then survival took on a whole new meaning when living became a day to day kind of thing - with no home, no security, and a whole lot of uncertainty.
But these days, survival is morphing into something new. It's losing the fear of what might happen and becoming more about accepting how it is today and the building of what will be tomorrow.
The more I think about this idea, the more excited I am about it. I've learned the journey itself is the destination. I've let go of wanting to re-create the past or my old life.
I know I don't believe in the old systems.
I know I do believe in what this world could be.
And I am happy to now start hearing others believe in it too.
I'm hearing the young ones, those mostly under 30 who are looking at this world in a new way. So many of the old guard want the past to become the present and the future, again.
But a quick look at history tells you what was good for a few was not so good for the many.
I've known all this for a very long time. But it is now that I am hearing others questioning and seeking these new systems.
And putting all of these pieces together is starting to make a whole lot of sense.
There is a lot to survive right now. But instead of fearing what is or what might get worse, I am excited about what could be.
There is SO much wisdom out there to be learned from the old systems. But why stop there? There is so much technology and new information to create even better systems.
We are meant to grow, to change, to learn, to evolve, to become more - not stagnate and stay the same.
It's the now we need to survive, not tomorrow. It's the new we need to build, not the old.
And that, is something to be excited about! So, drive on my friend!!!
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!