I’m on day two of a five-day sojourn in Sydney. This trip has been a continuation of what life is for me a the moment; it’s about taking myself out of my comfort zone, out of my routine, out of my support network and asking, “So, without all this other stuff, who am I? What’s important?”
Hope. Optimism. The silver lining. I need a positive vision of what I’m aiming for, otherwise I’m blindly fumbling about, making crap decisions, feeling like the world is against me and feeding a cycle of depression.
We learnt a long time ago that The Stick doesn’t work when you’re looking for motivation for change. It’s just not sustainable, and, it causes suffering in the process. No desirable means. No desirable end.
It’s time to start talking Carrots. This is what’s going to make the difference between us not just surviving, or having a sustainable life, but moving us into a realm where we, and all life on the planet, flourish.