All my life, I’ve wondered, “Why do some people seem to wake up, while others don’t?”
It’s always seemed to me like there are those people who really love delving into the meaning and purpose of life, who ask deep questions and enjoy understanding the complexities of existence – and then those people who seem to be perfectly content with the status quo and uninterested in anything beyond that.
I like people in the first group, probably because I’m one of those.
I’m often questioning the status quo, seeing the possibility of improvement, healing and growth everywhere, and being deeply motivated by a desire to find more freedom, love and peace in my life and on our planet.
Reflecting on this “waking-up,” growth process, I drew myself a rough little doodle about the levels of evolution that I feel like I’ve been through, and continue spiraling through.
Perhaps yours looks similar, or it might inspire you to generate your own map 🙂
Regarding the question of how and when we humans wake up, I was struck recently by a quote from leadership coach, John C. Maxwell.
Here’s what he said:
“People change in four different seasons.
When they hurt enough, they have to.
When they see enough, they’re inspired to.
When they learn enough, they want to.
When they receive enough, they are able to.
Those are the four times that people change.”
It got me thinking about various pivot points in my own life – where I’ve healed pain, reached for inspiration, sought out new knowledge and information and resourced myself enough to keep learning, growing and evolving.
What have been the moments that inspired your own waking up journey?
What motivated you to get on the path of healing, learning and growth in your own life?
I’d love to know – Leave a comment below!