I remember reading a novel when I was a kid. The story was about a young, wounded man finding his way through his life and yet always battling this evil which was always near and yet elusive. Towards the end of the story he is forced to name this evil. When it comes down to it he realizes that the evil is a part of him. His shadow.
In one of the earlier posts we talked about being grateful for life itself. And yet what is life without a purpose? It seems to me that one’s purpose in life changes as one lives through it. The purpose of life is very different for a young person pursuing their education versus an elder with generations of younger folks looking to them for guidance and wisdom.
Have you ever been in the midst of making a really tough decision and it seems like there are enough pluses and minuses either way the decision is made? Sometimes even though the decision is difficult a sense comes over me that it’s going to be ok. Something deep inside assures me that whatever happens, it will be for the greater good of all those involved. The wise elder in you can see that this is true.
he journey up to now is everything we’ve ever experienced from our perspective with a smattering of other people’s opinions mixed in. The journey up to now is pretty much who I am and who you are. Think about all we’ve experienced thus far in our lives. It’s been amazing. It’s been depressing. It’s been exciting. It’s been boring. It’s been unending. It’s been everlasting.
Jennifer Lang is a Public Speaking and Communications Coach. It’s been quite a path to get there, including moving halfway across the world. Listen to how she’s adjusted to new cultures, new perspectives on relationship and how she managed these shifts. She’ll share her secrets. She shares her free eBook, Step Up Be Heard, with us….