I find myself continually embracing the idea to reimagine the possibilities of ‘living inside out in an outside in world’.
What exactly am I trying to say…time after time in my personal brain dumping* (journaling to some), I come back to the question of am I living life through my inner self or am I influenced, perhaps dependent on others, by external factors and noise, living what is outside me? The content is never ending. The question can be asked by the ages… it can be asked through values and thoughts… it can be responsive to current issues group think…
I am curious if more of us were intentional about writing our stories because we did the work to unpack our baggage and be prepared for the doors that appear, how would society / our world BE? What is the effect to our personal relationships and professional careers? How do we feel about ourselves, lives and purpose?
For long enough I have considered what am I supposed to do with this perspective, nagging belief to be acknowledged. I have decided to start discussing it through blogging, to incorporate it in my work, to ideally challenge others thinking, to begin the journey of exploring it further. It won't be perfect…but please join me!
How are you living - your truest inner being, obsessing over external narratives/approvals/belonging, anywhere on the spectrum in between, OR? How much do you know, want to understand your own story and the way it shows up, serves you in life, family, career? It feels like the unpacking for me has been going on for decades, perhaps most influentially the past 5+years. May I support you, wherever you are at, to consider what might be in your baggage? To intentionally cross the door's threshold? Is it time to purposefully live OUR STORIES, 'inside out'?
*My 'brain dumping' - 365 Letters to Myself , Blog | christinaMbrandt