I’ve been networking the past few weeks. Usually the first question from the other person is – what’s your plan? what’s next?
I pause – how do I go about saying – I’m planning not to plan.
We’re supposed to have a plan right? The world wants a plan. The world wants to know when you are getting up, and out, and after it. The world
wants to know you are safe from being out on the streets and then the world wants to walk away and think…she’s going to be fine. I don’t need to worry about her. DONE
What the world doesn’t realize is that things are changing and not everyone needs to be all getting out there and getting after it all the time. Finding meaning and our own individual path is becoming collectively important.
With that in mind, my plan is not to plan, but to follow my intuition with an open heart and mind. To be open to possibility and to what’s next. Grasping, planning, searching all feel wrong right now. The wrong direction.
Poet David Whyte says, of the time he told everyone he was moving toward becoming a full-time poet – I had an intuition that when you really annunciate what you want in the world you will always be greeted, in the first place, with some species of silence. If the goal is intensely personal, as it should be, others naturally should not be able to understand it the first time it finds its own voice. It means in a way, in a very difficult way, that you are on to something.
David Whyte, is in fact, now, a full-time poet and speaker.
Right now – WRITING – is all that feels right to me. So I’m writing in my own authentic voice. I’m on to something.
Whenever I am in a place like this – the path is not yet laid. I’ve been here before and tried to plan my escape – afterward it never looked anything like the plan I started with.
I do not know which way to go, because I haven’t done it before.
I can look at what others have done, but that was their path. I can and will take what resonates with me from their experiences. For anyone else it will be different.
I’m willing to let intuition lead on all fronts.
And in the process of not planning while writing this morning I was thinking – I have four or five sessions I could post, which one do I choose? This quote from Joe Campbell came up on my Facebook feed – Joe wins, always.
”Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s footsteps. Each of us has to find his own way, and this is what gives our Occidental world its initiative and creative quality. Nobody can give you a mythology. The images that mean something to you, you’ll find in your dreams, in your visions, in your actions – and you’ll find out what they are after you’ve passed them.” Joseph Campbell
Be true to yourself – listen to your intuition – it is speaking to you.
What’s your plan to not plan? What’s your intuition telling you?