Life & Purpose

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

C.G. JUNG

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One of the most liberating things I ever learned is that nothing in the universe, including ourselves, derives its meaning or value from anyone’s limited perspective. Everything we ever hope to be or achieve is already present in the fabric of our makeup and the unfolding path of our life.

The world teaches that there is no provision, only lack, and that we exist solely to plug up the material and emotional leakage of the universe. That is why we work so hard at becoming Mr. or Ms. Job Title, acquiring approval from others, and buying things we don’t need — as if the “window dressing” of obtaining adds value to us. But we are already who we are supposed to be. Life is just a matter of unpacking what’s in there.

A painting I came across once first inspired the idea for this site. I keep a framed print of it on the wall next to my desk to remind me of the lessons I found there. It is the value of simple being and the pleasure of finding satisfaction in that moment.

Lifestyle Mapping

When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. SPANISH PROVERB About four years ago I invested in a book to help me with a personal style and image journey. Style Statement by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte proved to be a valuable tool for that and many other areas of life. I do not… Continue reading Lifestyle Mapping

Finding Your Purpose

A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives. JACKIE ROBINSON Whoever convinced us that finding purpose or identity was primarily about landing a dream job or line of work was shortsighted. It is hard to escape such thinking, though, because of the sheer number of hours we work to survive. Hence, the… Continue reading Finding Your Purpose