[The first six lines of this post were published in August 2015]
To see where you are
To look where you have been
Think about where you are going.
With what you think you know.
Deciding what you need to know.
Recognizing what you don’t know along the way.
.[When reading this today, these few short words form a basis for self-reflection. We are easily deceived by the brevity of this post. For self-reflection is much messier and takes more time for us to uncover who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. In helping us frame the past, present, and future, we set ourselves up for thoughtful course correction as needed. So the above short sentences could be written in a slightly different way that may be more helpful.]
Where am I today?
What have I experienced and where was I before? How far have I traveled?
Where would I like to go next? What do I now want to accomplish?
Understanding what I know today uncovers how little I know.
For there are so many new questions I have. So many things yet to learn.
For it’s not certainty I seek, but rather something more out of my life.
Recognizing humbly, everything I either enjoy or aspire to must begin with me.