"To live among the trees".
Published on August 22, 2011Here's a question to consider. "Is what I want, really what I want"? Many would say, "I'm an adult. Of course I know what I want". Not so fast there cowboy. Having studied the science of human behavior for the past decade I can tell you unequivocally that it is more likely than not that we "believe" we know what we want when that's just not the case. The intake of information over years imprints on the sub-conscious mind and creates a false perception of belief. I took note of something interesting last week while on vacation at a cottage on an island in Georgian Bay. My in-laws joined us for a couple of days and I shared my insight with my father-in-law. We were talking about how amazing it was up there and what a great time we were having. I said, "We sure are a strange species. We spent thousands of years developing commerce and cities and all of it so we could live in sub-divisions or apartments and work 50-70 hours a week, stressed out and dog tired so that one day we may be so fortunate to earn just enough to afford a week or so a year at a place like this back among the trees". We had a good laugh but you know its true. Think for just a moment about how much of your time here is spent doing what you think you should be doing rather than what you should be doing? Here's what all this means I guess. We all need time to shut off the world and get quiet to check in with ourselves and see what it is that we really want during our time here. You never know. You may just find out that what your heart beats for is to live among the trees. Have an excellent day.