A milestone’s been reached for me – one of work and focus and mission.
The work simply has to happen.
The focus has always been present but the target always shifting.
The mission always felt but never clearly communicated.
The good news is that the type of work has always been known and is relatively easy for me to do. And focus is focus. Once achieved, it hardly needs to be maintained, due to its ingrained presence in my every waking moment.
That just leaves the mission and clarifying its value to the rest of you, simultaneously bringing me the peace I’ve been sorely lacking.
The mission’s Iterative Process can now begin in earnest
It’s a full time job, being inside my head, attempting to sort it all. A job I’ve hated almost as much as all the jobs before it. Well, I like the digging but have struggled painfully to turn it into something bigger than myself.
I built a foundation but never knew where to place my home.
The home’s construction has been started many times over the past few years. And before that came all the more general iterations of who I was and what I was trying to become that encompassed the past twenty years of my life.
Picking through the minefield of my thoughts, experiences and feelings has been similar to clearing a hoarder’s home. The job so big, it was almost impossible to know where to begin. But the biggest dig of all must take place.
The only way to sort it all is to start talking about it all…every day
I do anyway – to family, some friends, and most definitely in my own mind and my battered notebooks. But these are limited avenues of exposure. I’ve been meaning to speak to YOU on a regular basis, and now I shall.
I’ve attempted this approach before, only to have it fizzle out, damn near immediately.
Can’t happen this time. I feel it. This move has legs. (Hmmm. A pun I only saw after ceasing to type. I enjoy shit like that.)
Here’s why this attempt will not fail:
- The guts of my head are all firmly outlined in the Resources page, the presence of which gives me peace.
- I know what my daily work will look like, which brings an ability to move forward, granting me peace.
- Although I have specific areas of interest and capabilities, I’m going more general in my approach for sharing my head and thoughts, and general is less stressful than specific for me – which brings me peace.
The peace is critical. It’s all-important. Peace is needed to hear the most important part of us speak. And it’s the key component to all my greatest victories and all I have to offer you here.
Peace is found in the guts
Yes, I can help people achieve all sorts of things and in many “off to one side” areas. So many so, that I could never pick which one to pour all my energy into.
I like to teach people how to overcome anything I can. But teaching alone is less healing than the spilling of guts that appeals to me so.
And spilling guts is what this site’s gonna do from now on. Mine and the guts of others.
It’s how I’ll help you guys the easiest and make sense of where my life’s headed the best.
And it’s a natural state for me. When I’m in my flow, you’ll get my best work.
How much guts will be spilled?
I’m going to play that one by ear. Too much sharing can be just as bad as not enough.
The point is to create a healthy, sharing community that gets everyone what they need without having to compromise our safety, character or uniqueness in the process.
I am not here to just dump or to look for spiritual support, per se. And I am not looking for people to dump on me or expect me to save them, either.
But there is a middle ground that allows for both. And I want to help us all find that ground.