November 15, 2017
The other day I listened to an episode of @jonathanfields Good Life Project podcast with @jedidiahjenkins. I loved every minute of it, but one quote from Jedidah profoundly landed. He was speaking to his own last cut moments. He left a law career to pursue his passion (talent) for writing and then for extensive bike travel from North to South America. In contemplating those moments when one realizes they’ve strayed from who they are in big life decisions, Jedidah frames them through the lens of “I misplaced my goals.” I love that. There is no self flogging in that. There is no regret in that. There is simply ownership that along the way, there was a disconnect between self and decisions being made.
This thought process is so very much the essence of the Last Cut Project. How do we stay in the deep inner inquiry so that actions taken are a reflection of our truest knowing of self in any given moment while offering grace and forgiveness to the process? The last part is incredibly important, because therein lies compassion for ourselves. If we look back at decisions made years ago with the self and world awareness we have gained along the way, we discredit the road that leads to every new moment. Every decision, even the perceived “wrong” ones, where we said “yes” when we knew it was a “no,” teach us something of value and inform the next move on the map.