Future Self

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Tracking Wonder Quest # 4 is brought to us by Dr. Tina Seelig, faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She asks – What advice would your future self a year from now give you today?

My response this time around was immediate and pithy. I considered waiting a day to see if I wanted to elaborate on it, but no. Sometimes the best things come in little packages.

My advice to myself:
  1. Stop worrying – “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart” (Rilke)
    What you want to know is unknowable. Or maybe it is perfectly knowable–yes, you will be okay.
  2. Allow receiving – “Through allowing you become what you are–vast, spacious” (Tolle)
    Be still. Make space for what is coming. Soften and open.
  3. You are already doing enough – “I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.” (Whitman)
    Your tribe is waiting.

 

Some of the best responses to this question come from

Philipa Rees – The Wisdom of My Future Self (co-conspirator in the “less is more” movement)

Brenna Layne – Stardust (but oh, how I wish you could hear her read this! Breathtaking!)

Tanya Pryputniewicz – Tarot Visioning (for humor, beauty, and play–always learn something from her posts)

Suzi Banks Baum – Light Leaks (on the illumination of darkness – this is actually from a prior prompt, but it works as well for this one)

 

 

Photo Credit: http://www.motivateplay.com/2013/03/gdc-a-brighter-future-for-collaboration-between-industry-and-academia/



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2 replies

  1. I am with you on the worry topic. And I borrowed the Tolle quote for my writing workshop last night. xo S

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