Reflection: My Driving Force

I had a conversation recently with someone during which I was asked what motivates or drives me. I appreciated that question because it prompted me to pause and ponder what I truly value in life. It reminds me a little bit of Simon Sinek’s message to “find your why.”

What drives me . . . I think if I had to boil everything down to the most concentrated essence I like to think it’s love. For myself, for the world, for the Divine. I didn’t always used to feel that way, but as I’ve grown a a person, I’ve realized life is too precious and rich to spend it being angry or despondent. Not that those things are wrong, but I don’t need to be motivated by them. And life seems much fuller this way.

It’s easy for me to forget that connection with Divine love is my lifeline, but as long as I am tapping into those abundant stores of love, I will be okay.

2 thoughts on “Reflection: My Driving Force

  1. I read Dr. Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, last month, and he also saw the value of asking the why question in his therapy. He would go so far as to ask a client “Tell me why you don’t commit suicide” (which seems shocking if a person is already distressed and seeing a Dr. about it). But he claimed that it helped him locate the center of meaning in a person (and of course he was present to help the client if they freaked out about the question).

    thanks for your thoughts!

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