If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, Any Road Will Get You There

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  1. There is no such thing as a future. There are only made up projections we make about the “future”. What there is: an intention, a calling, a dream, a wanting, the next steps and a bunch of thoughts... Remembering that was important for me.
  2. The future is actually the sum of all present moments to come and the current ideas I have about them. And the more I drive myself crazy about those ideas, the more I ruin my present and tighten the space of possibilities. Knowing that I can do something now that could influence the future present moments. The present moment and the future present moments are connected. I can create my path taking one step after another.
  3. There is a difference between an exploration and an expedition. When I heard this the first time from one of my mentors I started laughing lout! An expedition needs a lot of preparation, analysis, planning etc.. An expedition is heavy stuff and takes a long time to come to life. An exploration is lighter and quicker, allows more try and error, needs reactive creativity and adaptation along the way. I decided to go on an exploration.
  4. There is a kind of natural trajectory for our life, our actions and our business. A natural movement that started with our actions in the past and is pushed forward by the energy of life. In my perception, it is a curve, not a line. When I stay still for a moment, I feel it. I feel I am already going somewhere even if I don’t see this “somewhere” yet. I may or may not like the trajectory, but there is one. To put my attention on it for a moment and sense it helps me take the actions now that can either reinforce the curve that I am sensing, giving it more power, or change the direction of the trajectory. This is the power of our free will.
  5. Our heads don’t always know where to go, but our wisdom does. Wisdom is a deeper Knowing that has more information than our heads. It has an all-round connectedness with everything inside and outside us. To connect with my wisdom helped me find my way. A strong intention is guided by wisdom.
  6. I don’t need to create an artificial clear picture of the future in my head to go somewhere. -But I can if I want to, as long as it stays enjoyable and I don’t attach my happiness and wellbeing to the realization of this one particular picture only!. We need to sense the direction and feel the intention. It can be a dream, a world of possibilities, a picture, something that makes us smile and inspires us without making us feel needy. And then we naturally start moving, acting, planing and doing whatever needs to be done. This is how wisdom guided my movements.
  7. I need to slow down to be able to speed up. That sounds like a paradox but it’s not. They don’t happen at the same time! When I am running at high speed, and something doesn’t feel right, I need to slow down, or even stop. When we slow down, we get almost a 360 perception of situations. We sense them. We see more. We gather broader information. When we speed up, we are in action. Our view narrows down to a particular objective. We are focused, don’t look right and left. That’s why I alternate now between slowing down and speeding up. To make sure I am not running in any direction. But it is also ok if I do!
  8. Sometimes my head and my wisdom don’t agree. Do you know this experience? When your head wants something, but everything else in you wants to go somewhere else? Or when life doesn’t want to go where your head wants to go? It’s usually a sign to step back for a moment. In my life, it was often more useful to follow my wisdom than my head. But sometimes my head is a bit stubborn and doesn’t let itself be lead so easily. Then that’s just the way it is. My wisdom is then wise enough to wait and catch up later.
  9. Life also has something to say about our future. It’s not all up to us and certainly not all about us! There is a huge difference when I feel I am in service of life or when my head wants to use life in service of the little me. It really feels different. Follow the feeling. It is one of the ways wisdom connects with life and communicates with us to show us the way.
  10. And last but not least: I know it feels different sometimes but we can’t get it wrong! We don’t always have to know where we are going. It is ok not to know. We live, we move, we stay, we look, we wait, we move again, we all always go somewhere. It’s all part of the game of life anyway. -But I will explore this subject deeper in another post.



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Drissia Schroeder-Hohenwarth

Transformative Coach for Leaders, Teams and Organisations with a fascination for the endless potential of the mind. Check on: www.dsh-internationalhr.com