The Life Worth Living
March 3, 2021
Image: Tyler Franta, Unsplash
Socrates warned us that the unexamined life is not worth living; the oracle at Delphi exhorted us to know ourselves. Since the dawn of consciousness, people have sought answers to life’s essential questions: What does it mean to be human? What is the purpose of my life? What is truly important to me? How can I lead a happy and fulfilling life?
I believe that no one can provide the answers to these questions, but that it is essential for each of us to ask them and seek our own answers. Each of us is on a life path with unique challenges and opportunities. Sometimes we feel like we’re soaring, sometimes we are stuck, and sometimes we feel as if we’ve lost our way. Very often we allow ourselves to be swept along in the hectic pace of daily life, believing we don’t have time to reflect. We may even actively repress certain questions, such as the meaning of our mortality. Unlike the ancient Greek philosophers, the big questions of life are not part of our daily discourse. Our attention, however, functions as a beacon, focusing our consciousness and directing our energy. If we do not take active care of what we pay attention to and how we invest our life energy, we run the risk of having our priorities determined by other people and external forces.
These questions and themes have accompanied me throughout my life and underlie my professional work. I would like to share my reflections with you in this blog. Nurturing yourself, listening to your inner wisdom, overcoming self-sabotage, strengthening your inner resources, and communicating collaboratively are some of the topics I will explore. I’d be delighted to have you join me and invite you to share your thoughts and reactions.