Take Note of What is Around You
I present my blog post with this piece of music to listen to as you read because I believe that it’s one of the greatest songs ever created. Nujabes - Reflection Eternal.
I’m currently trying to find myself, seek fulfilment in my life and the more that I have thought about it the more it has made me realise that it’s fine to be searching. It’s fine to ask questions and it’s fine to wonder what is beyond the steps currently in my life. I may not know which specific job role I want or how high up in an organisation I want to reach. I am sure of one thing though, and it’s something that I believe will help me live a more fulfilling life - I want to help people.
Before I sat on my bed and started typing away on my iMac I went for a walk around my area. I had been thinking about going on this walk whilst cooking dinner (Spaghetti Bolognese btw) and how this one, 15 minute walk could change my life. I pictured myself standing above a motorway crossover and being enlightened and suddenly shown the path that I must take to help people.
That didn’t happen, I got to the top of the crossover, looked around for a bit and proceeded on my route home. I did have an experience though. I got to breathe in cold air, look at the stars and even heard a neighbour practicing the violin. I walked past maybe 30 people, 2 families, 6 cyclists & 1 lone runner. I saw nearly 1000 cars, counted 20 stars and then realised that I had experienced so much on my 15 minute walk.
I had been a part of some 30 peoples lives for a brief moment and more. The 15 minute walk made me realise that I was a journey to find myself. I may not have found the path to help people atop that crossover but the experience showed me that there’s so much in my life that I don’t immediately take note of. For that 15 minutes, I got to live in the moment and appreciate my surroundings.
When I got home I went into my living room, closed my eyes and spun myself around for a few seconds simply because I felt like it. That showed me that doesn’t matter what you’re doing because it can all change in the blink of an eye.
Right now, I might not have the job, or the fulfilment but know it’s there.
Have a great weekend.