I am probably a lot like you. I am someone’s child, someone’s sibling, someone’s mother, someone’s spouse, someone’s employee, someone’s aunt…friend…..mentor…thorn. I get motivated and I become unmotivated. I work hard, I flop on weekends.
I have been being the above for over 50 years, and it has dawned on me that there is a potential me that I have not given birth to yet. I hope I have time to let this potential me develop.
Although I am not always successful, I believe in what Buddhists call “right thinking”. Although I do not always remember, I believe we need to be a good mentor to everyone we meet, as well as a good mentoree! We may have some suggestions and answers, but we certainly don’t have them all.
I believe I have a responsibility to myself to strive towards my potential. And I believe that by my working on my potentiality, I have the opportunity to nudge someone else to start the journey too.
I think we are all connected, somehow, by something.