I can confidently guarantee that at some point in your life you will sit back and take stock of it. You will weigh your good choices against your bad ones. You will consider the opportunities you took versus the ones that you missed. Even the outwardly most successful people are an amalgamation of good and bad, positive and negative, or fear and courage. Within everyone’s nebulous cloud of history there are a few select moments that have had such a profound impact on us that I would classify it as immeasurable. They shape us more than we think and not always in a positive direction.
Having children is one of these kinds of experiences for me. Frequently men like me don’t have the opportunity to have a family of their own. Mine is a colorful mix of ex-wives and daughters, but there are also some of the most beautiful moments in my life that transcend all of that. Even though my oldest daughter and I haven’t spoken in many years, like all my children I love her dearly. My younger daughters are a preview into the future of our world and renew my faith in humanity with every Snapchat and video they share about the social injustices that frustrate them.
What is your comfort level with esoteric topics? Do you need a specific objective for each action or can activities serve a larger purpose alone?
Tell someone close to you about one of the immeasurable defining moments in your life. It could be a trip you took, or time you spent in another country. For some, it may be something you survived and weathered that gave you greater self-knowledge. We’ve all had these experiences but tend to keep them to ourselves. Even if you only tell one other person in your life, the experience has been shared and it no longer lives only within you. The story will take on a life of its own and may be shared only one other time, or may be shared 100 times, and perhaps it will come back to you.
This blog is part of a series from the book Discover Your Best Life by Mike Hintz. His personal, professional, and spiritual growth tools are also featured in Northlink Retreats. If this topic resonates with you consider reading the book or attending one of the upcoming retreats.