Fitting together the bits of life is sometimes like finding a jigsaw puzzle with no reference picture. How the hell do you put it all together without the "big picture?"
(Image source Hans-Peter Gauster on Pexels)
I think there's two options:
1. Put it together as best you can anyway, and accept the finished product will be a mess.
~But it's your mess.
2. Stare at the pieces for awhile, and draw your own big picture to follow.
~Pieces that don't fit can be altered or thrown out as needed, or the big picture can be altered as well.
A Life Of Purpose
We're all looking for the 'big picture' of our lives, and none of us get to verify whether we're right or wrong in the end. It's frustrating, right? How do you know what's "best" for you?
I remember reading somewhere (I've long forgotten the source) that said we all have an internal guidance system. Our feelings and judgments direct us toward or away, attempting to communicate with us that "best" and "worst" concept. It gets confusing sometimes, since we're so impressionable to the beliefs and judgments of those we care about or authorities we look up to. Weeding through the mess of the mind is no easy task, yet it's the only hope we have of finding that purpose to our lives.
Even though I know my calling is to write and influence others (based on finding my gifts and message), there's a lot of directions I could take with those qualities. And silly me, I want to do all of them.
Remember The Scanner?
Awhile back, I posted an article about scanners. I've even found a group online to help support my scanner-ness and wrangle it into something productive. Well, it seems to be time to take the next step into accountability once and for all.
Late last week I found myself an accountability partner through the PuttyTribe group to help me finish things. We all need help sometimes. The biggest challenge is recognizing when to ask for it.
What's The Plan?
Right now, I'm working on a book. Since posting articles seems to be an effective strategy for me, I've adapted the book into a series of articles. Actually posting the articles may or may not happen, since there's a big obstacle of "why would anyone buy the book if they could just read the articles?" However, I think there's a workable answer to that: Patreon.
The other two sites I work with (izanamikun.com and metaphysiology.com) both have Patreon pages. If you've never heard of Patreon, you might really be missing out. It's hard to explain, but it's like having a blog, YouTube channel, podcast and social media page all in one. Plus, you can create content for paid subscribers (as well as for free). There's a tiered structure so you can give different levels of subscribers (patrons) access to different content. If that doesn't explain it well enough, try checking out mine: Izanamikun or Metaphysiology. That might give you a better idea.
What's in store tomorrow? Hmm... better see for yourself tomorrow at 9a!
As I begin this anew, I know only one thing: that I know nothing. Learn with me, and together we will figure this out.
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