Each of us is, most of the time
We walk the earth but dream of travelling to the stars.
We eat and shelter and reproduce, yet we create things of great beauty which have no value as tools or food.
We are on a journey from the little self to the big Self.*
We are not what we crave, we are the one watching the self who craves.
We seek to connect with others in order to discover and to be more our self.
‘I share, therefore I am.’**
When we cannot connect with another because of something we do not like about them, the truth is often this thing we do not like is already in us.
We are becoming our future self: connected and focused, crossing thresholds which demand much of us.
Without any evidence, we open our minds, believing we are more than we are in the moment.
We dive deeply into the worlds of others, which are so unfamiliar to us.
Through costly and demanding connection life, we come to see most clearly what our contribution MUST be, and then let go of everything else, including position and possessions so we might live the adventure.
The old and the new exist in us at the same time, of course; we are always paradoxes moving toward the future.
(*The little self is the ego, the self which seeks expression in positions and possessions, but in doing so, gives away freedom.)
(**Gary Vaynerchuk on social media, in Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.)