I remember a conversation I had with a client that went something like this:
Me: How are things going?
Her: Okay. I feel like I am getting there.
Me: Oh, that’s great. Where is “there”?
(A very long pause)
Her: Ha, I guess I don’t know.
It is so easy to get caught up in the self-improvement game and have no idea what or why you are doing it! Believe me, I know. I feel like I came into this world as a seeker/explorer/analyzer with a highly creative/imaginative/adventurous spirit. Once I started exploring all the “self-reflection/improvement/stuff” I became even more confused/inquisitive/exhausted. Me, being my only guide, wasn’t quite sure if I was going to make it across the river to “there”.
The reasons for creating Shui Arete came out of my personal need to define what I was seeking for my life, the desire to be living up to my highest potential (as defined by me). The mainstream approaches were failing me, and I was in need of understanding something and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Since words are super important to me, I figured if I could find a word to describe what I sought, I would be half way there.
Well, I did, and I am not. And I hope you aren’t “there” either because as far as I am concerned “there” is just another way to keep ourselves stuck. We are only “here” and this is a lifetime experience.
If that last paragraph didn’t make you click your way out of here, then good. Your obviously still here because you feel some of what I am talking about. You are here because you understand the magnitude of what it means to be here. You get that you need to have a “there” point as a goal, not as an obsession. You’re here because you get it. I am glad you stuck it out.
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