Hope you’re not overly full of LEAPing today. This extra day is a bit of magic, really.
And so are you.
I’m a big fan of Carl Jung’s mystical genius. His Red Book, a gorgeously illustrated journal of his travels through the underworld of his soul, was written between 1913-15. But the messages so clearly fit with TODAY. Jung wrote:
But one thing you must know: the one thing I have learned is that one must live this life. p 232
But how can I attain the knowledge of the heart? You can attain this knowledge only by living your life to the full. You live your life fully if you also live what you have never yet lived, but have left for others to live or to think. p233
It is no small matter to acknowledge one’s yearning. For this many need to make a particular effort at honesty. All too many do not want to know where their yearning is, because it would seem to them impossible or too distressing. And yet yearning is the way of life. If you do not acknowledge your yearning, then you do not follow yourself, but go on foreign ways that others have indicated to you. So you do not live your life but an alien one. But who should live your life if you do not live it? It is not only stupid to exchange your own life for an alien one, but also a hypocritical game, because you can never really live the life of others, you can only pretend to do it, deceiving the other and yourself, since you can only life your own life. p249
Many of us feel this yearning. An urgent BLAST of desire to cast off that which does not fit us anymore. To bring our own unique genius – or ok-ness – to the world.
It’s not too late to lean into, shift toward, or even, to LEAP.
I’ll see you there.