In life, two types of personal evolution can happen: intentional and unintentional (or direct and indirect).
What if there's more to you?
What if there's real capacity inside of you that you haven't yet revealed?
Following are two methods for walking out personal change in a way that's engaging, interesting, and non-stress-inducing:
I think the reason I decided to go into acting professionally was because I couldn't make a decision about 'what I wanted to do' with my life," my friend explained over beer and pizza.
"I love that one day I can be a criminal, and the next day I can be a cop; and the next, a scientist; and the next, a soccer mom. I get to explore all of these identities and I get to experience what it's like to be each one without getting restricted in the long-term."
- Disorganized and undisciplined? Can you pretend to be someone who follows a predetermined schedule or who's bothered by the clutter around them...?
- Up-tight and too unforgiving? Can you pretend to be someone who freely sees and engages with possibility, without caveat...?
- Too soft-spoken? Can you pretend to be someone who takes a stand and weathers whatever outcomes arise...?
- Wild and all-over-the-place? Can you pretend to be someone with a more vivid internal life...?
Play is actually the fundamental means by which we learn. (Despite every effort of the industrialized school system to beat that capacity out of society.)
By making a little game out of this kind of personality exploration, you'll learn in a much deeper and more meaningful way than when you pursue that understanding superficially, in an overly-articulated way.
Because there just might be more to you... But you do have to actualize it to find out.
Finding ease in growth means letting go of any attempts to relocate your qualitative expressions, and to instead embrace expansion, recognizing the immense value in very small gains.
It's open and free. It's accessible and it creates accessibility. It's dynamic and unpredictable. It's blended and impure.
Each week, I do a deep-dive into the question of living meaningfully.
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