Have you ever heard the story about the people of Israel who wandered in the desert for forty years trying to find a home?
Did you know that from Point A to Point B was roughly a ten day trip in a straight line?
Do you know anyone who walks in a straight line?
I don’t .
I mostly zig and zag and then back track, stall, procrastinate, pray, curse, pray more, curse more, think about quiting, curse the fates and rinse and repeat.
It’s not too often that I have a moment of clarity. I walk around in a fog mostly mumbling about my bad luck and asking God to shine a light in front of me so my path is clear.
I’ve been struggling for 21 years, Struggling with one question.
What is it you do, John?
Oh, I’ve answered the question in sentences and paragraphs, complete with graphs, testimonials, SEO and all that other marketing heeby – jeeby stuff. But let me ask you something. Have you ever walked away from an experience and feel les than satisficed? Like you’re wandering in the desert for forty years or so?
If you’ve been a solopreneur for any length of time you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t know yet, no worries. Your day is coming.
Anyways, a few weeks ago the admin of a Facebook group I’m in asked the question What is is you do?
Shit. That question again.
This time though God, the Universe, my sprit guides, angels and ancestors………… gave me a sliver of clarity and a valuable lesson.
To help other people; especially those people who didn’t have all the advantages I’ve had.
The clouds parted, the thunder ceased and just for a brief moment everything was in harmony.
Yeah, that’s it. That’s what I’ve always done!
So, here is my mindfulness experience for this past week:
Clarity comes when and where it chooses. Forcing it only makes it tarry a bit longer. The harder you push the harder it digs in.
Clarity is a gift. It is not a process. When we try to turn clarity into a workshop, seminar, or webinar, we come up short. It cant be taught. It has to be experienced.
Forty seven dollars and a workbook do not provide us with clarity in our lives or our businesses, regardless of what the “Poohroos” tell us. Clarity comes from living life.
I’m qualified to do a lotta things but what I do best is help other people especially those folks who didn’t have all of the opportunities in life I’ve had. It’s the marginalized people, the forgotten, the ridiculed.
Yeah them people, and right now, everything seems pretty damned clear to me.
What is it you do? I’m anxious to know.