14 June 2015

Our Pathways To Life And It's Passions

Our Pathways to Life And It's Passions

Truth be told, one of the reasons we have so much trouble figuring out which path we should follow is because we don't "know ourselves" (literally). And if you look at the ways that all of us were brought up, it's really no surprise. 

For example, how was it decided which type of classroom we should be put into at school? Was it based on whether we were more hands-on or more a thinker? Was it based on whether we learned better visually or audibly? Was it based on whether we were good at math or good at communication? Highly unlikely, at best. The decision was made based on the year we were born ... our age. You might even call it our "date of manufacture."

Most youth are basically treated the same and progress on the same path of traditional education systems, indiscriminately grouped with other children with the same manufacturing date. This is akin to trying to teach a fish to climb a tree. 

This process fuels the virus of self-sabotage and unconsciously we start to believe that being like everybody else is right. We begin to believe that's how things "should" be.

Not consciously. No. Consciously, we want to live incredible, amazing, unique lives. Unconsciously though, the virus implanted so long ago is still there churning away and wreaking havoc within our subconscious mind.

Unless people were among the rare few to be educated with a Montessori or Waldorf approach, it's no wonder so many people have so much trouble figuring out how best they learn, what interests them, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and which type of personal transformation path they should take.

Sadly, after 12+ years of traditional schooling it's pretty difficult to know what makes any of us different from anybody else. It is now up to you personally. Find the things that interest you and do that. Do these things in the way that works best for you. It's time for discovery. Find out who you really are and seek purpose from life. Enjoy every moment. Life is meant to be filled with love, peace, and joy. Find what makes you glow with passion ... and do that, everyday. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.