For the first time in my life I have a spiritual director. I’m not always sure of the difference between a spiritual director/therapist/mentor/counselor/life coach, but either way I have a spiritual director: a Jesuit Priest whom I adore.
The other day, while listening to his questions, I had an epiphany of sorts: I’ve never planned much of anything. It’s not my style.
I generally don’t get real into vision statements, life statements, purpose statements, or goal-oriented-future-casts. I’m more run with the wind (sometimes literally) and go through doors that magically open for me. Or run by the doors that don’t open.
I don’t think this makes me an especially great business person and I do think it leaves people who ask me things like, “Where do you want to be in five years?” really disappointed. I also think it drives me to spiritual direction to try and figure out if I should change that part of my personality or, at least, get better at discerning long-term future ideas. Or maybe not. But it’s worth asking.
I have recently come up with some words, for now, that I hope broaden my present and drive me into my future:
Help people (myself included) know the reality of who we are and what we are capable of.