Reflecting on the Shape of Our Lives
Two weeks ago, I posed these questions…
🌀 What experiences have nurtured and shaped you throughout your life?
🌀 Who has inspired and supported you over the years? Who might do so in the future?
🌀 As you view and reflect on all these answers, how have these “nutrients” formed your essence? (Another metaphor may be, “What is the foundation you are standing on?“)
🌀 What more do you want to bring into your life? And, conversely, what will you let go of or re-shape to better serve who you are now and want to be in the future?
I am wondering if you made the time to answer them. I hope so! Here’s the overview of my thoughts:
As promised, I devoted time to reflecting on the people in my life—past and present—who have helped me grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. While my drawing identifies few folks by name, I took a walk through my memories, from childhood through to the present. The revisiting of my life experiences—from relationships to schooling, travel, work, and more has led me to appreciate the successes and challenges that have, in part, formed who I am at this moment in time.
Happily, I have an ever-widening circle of friends and colleagues who continue to inspire me. Interestingly, I am letting go of just a few of my projects (though I love them) to make more time for what I am deciding matters most to me.
I hope that you have savored your journey from the past to the present too.