To forget who I am.
To be lost in what I am not.
To fail my own inner truth.
To get carried away in what is not true to me, what is outside me and what imposes itself on me from outside.
These are the things that are legitimately worth fearing. To be full of “to do’s” but completely empty.
Allowing the status quo to over shadow your unique passion is something that can creep up in the prime of your life and swallow your identity before you even have a chance to realize the loss.
I ask myself every single day “what am I passionate about?” To avoid the temptation of allowing emptynes into my life. Passion is the key to happiness. Passion is your inner truth and the compass of the heart.
I love my iPhone GPS.
It guides me to the destination everytime and gives me clear directions, one… step … at a time. Passion is the same concept. I could care less how many rights and lefts it will take to drive from Oklahoma to California, but I do know that If I listen to the GPS, eventually, I will get there.
If you want to make it to the top of a peak you have to find the right trail map, otherwise, you will get lost. Your trail is unique, no-one else in the world has ever or will ever walk it again, cool right? That is why trying to use the maps of others who have come before can lead to “being lost in what you are not.”
What do you want?
What are you passionate about?
I’d follow my father’s father’s path till the end of time if it meant being just like them. When and if I have kids I’d hope they wouldn’t rebel too much I want them to love the life I give them but everyone wants to be what they aren’t. So even if you raise a child to live a non conformed life whose to say they won’t want conformity in the end? These are things I always ask myself when people ask me if I’d like to have children one day.
This was nice; similar in nature to something else I came across on HE called The Philosophy Professor. I like coming across content like this.
Also, here’s a quote I recently found that’s similar as well – “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” — Danielle LaPorte
Isn’t it strange that we are encouraged to conform robotically..then we try to create artificial intelligence that is “human”?… The first common sense robot shall declare that
Humans are hollowed by evolution, and should reformat.