Figuring out what to do with your life is way harder than they make it sound when you’re a kid.
I was 40 before I had a clue. Forty.
By then I’d done so many things that didn’t work, or maybe they’d worked for a while and then didn’t. But good for me: I’d figured out a least a dozen ways I did not want to live.
I think for a lot of us, the work of our life is figuring out what the work of our life is.
But not figuring, exactly.
Not thinking it into being.
More like feeling it. Dreaming it. Abiding it. Learning its language.
Listening to it: the work, our life.
Wherever you put your foot, that is the path.
You become the path.
~ Derrick Jensen