As a kid I was/am intrigued by the story of Jonah and the whale.
Jonah had a godgiven task and tried to flee from his responsibility. With the help of a sea mammal, the almighty redirected Jonah to complete his task. To fulfill his purpose.
As an adult I still identify with Jonah. It usually takes a near death experience for me to change course and take responsibility. To fulfill my purpose.
Unlike Jonah, I dont see my purpose in a single great task. I believe it unfolds day by day. I believe if I practice to be honest, open minded and willing, I will lead a purposeful life. The feeling of fulfilling a purpose goes way deeper than happiness.
I believe it is this feeling that leads young men and women to unite in armies. We need a purpose.
Following the mainstream, it is not easy to find; with our advertisements and money driven motives.
What is still holy in our society? Who are our hero’s?
Most of us are full of fear (future, finances, disease, safety) , most of us are fysically weakened and injured (stress, back, knee, diabetes, obesity, migraines, cancer, fatigue), domesticated, dependant. Who do you know that would still survive in our natural, sustainable, environment?
We need to become human again, together. Not black-white, christian-muslim, african-european. We are part of this world together, fysically, mentally, spiritually. Together.
We don’t own this world.
Like Jonah, as a species, we will be redirected.