I have been avoiding this word for quite a while now.
Partially with the intention of simply avoiding it and partially because the association of the word is tied to my mortality. Don’t get me wrong, Im all good with the mortality thing. We live the awesome physicalness of this earth, we milk this life and then we go back to the formless. Im in no rush to return to the formless, but I certainly don’t fear it.
Either way, I want to address this word. Legacy. I am responsible and accountable for what I craft and generate with it.
Its time. Im in my forties now, which I am enjoying very much because I have a good sense of who I am and will continue becoming. I have always felt connected to words and terms like self-awareness, personal development, spirituality, inner-growth and intuition. I have also been just as confused and perplexed by these terms as they have taken me many many years to understand, define, redefine and apply.
Oh, Im still in process of learning what that last sentence means too. That is because, we are always learning more. We learn be more human and spiritual simultaneously, but we have to be aware that this is occurring..
Forever learning, and forever the student.
There is admiration in legacy. I have always so much appreciated those who reached ripe old ages and never let their age stop them from learning new things. Meaning, it is never too late to become aware fo what makes you happy, and how you can spread that energy into the world with every fiber of your being-ness.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until the ripe old age of 90 to begin reflecting and planning what you will leave behind!
The legacy question has come knocking at my inner and outer door. Knocking on my awareness, my ego and my responsible self to cultivate and define my intentions.
Lets dig in man. We have some work to do! Im starting with a series of questions, and I will begin to answer them all over the next few weeks. Im not sure if each question is a single blog post in and of itself or if this should be more intuitive and immediate. Either way, Im going to keep writing.
What do you want to leave behind when you are gone?
What are you most passion about?
What do you want people to say about who you were when you are gone?
What do you love so much at this moment that you would teach as many people as possible how to do that thing just for the sheet pleasure of it?
Who do you already know that wants to learn that thing(s)? (Reach out to them and give it!! What are you waiting for?)
How can you share and provide an endless stream of use value about your passions with your fellow human beings? What is your medium of communication? Is it Writing, speaking, video, drawing, cooking, etc.. What is that means of expressive communication and how can you improve upon its distribution?
It is my intention to be a vehicle of positive energy, positive thought and uplifting inspiration.
It is my intention to bring out the creative potential in everyone I meet. I want to know what people are interested in and why?