* Post 8 in a 30-day experiment
focused on magnetizing essence! *
We know more about the moon, than the deepest parts of the ocean.
I think this is just hilarious. And so revealing of our avoidant nature. We’d much rather explore “out there,” (extroverted bouncing) than explore “in here” (introverted mindfulness).
The deep sea — and its wild creatures and habitat — has always intrigued me. Plunge! Dive! Submerge! Down-down-deep-down. Learn what lives in your darkness. There’s nothing to fear in your shadows. As my mentor, Joseph Campbell, said: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
The book I’ve been working from in this experiment has helped me gain tremendous focus and decisiveness about what it is I want in and from life. And to my delight, it is helping me enter many of the caves I used to fear… and I’m discovering treasure there!
For instance, I always thought I wanted to write for a living. Now I know I want to write for a life. Before I got super-clear about this (which is key to powerful magnetism), look at my previous attempts to fulfill that desire to write. I have worked professionally as a:
- speech writer; and
- greeting card writer.
I got paid to do these things, but none of these positions came remotely close to the kind of writing my soul yearns to do. The kind of writing I’m doing now.
Had I been thinking about things like “higher quality,” “deepest need” and “essence,” it would have been immediately obvious to me that I’d find little satisfaction in simply stringing words together for someone else’s outcome. Not when I have a heart that has so much to say.