Looking back over the year, I find it overwhelming to remember the natural disasters, the political stalemates, the deaths, tragedies and rebellions that took place just this past year. I need to remember that all of these incidents are an indication of something bigger: how resilient we are as a nation.
In light of this, perhaps the best words uttered this past year were words spoken by a dying man.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become, said Steve Jobs at the commencement speech at Stanford.
Your heart and intuition. Here is the place you can become influenced by the Spirit, and lead to your destiny.
To hear your heart, to tune into your intuition, you need a certain amount of honesty and authenticity. You need silence and meditation. You need a certain jumping off point, a tragedy of sorts, a place where your own plan has failed, and you need to regroup and consider.
José Ortega writes: This is the simple truth – that to live is to feel oneself lost. Whoever accepts this has already begun to find herself, to be on firm ground. Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, she will look around for something to which to cling, and that tragic, ruthless glace, absolutely sincere because it is a question of her salvation, will cause her to bring order to the chaos of her life….She who does not really feel herself lost, is without remission; that is to say, she never finds herself, never comes up against her own reality.
My wish for you in 2012: embrace feeling shipwrecked. You are about to find your heart, your intuition, and your dreams.