Getting Lost is welded together with getting Found.
I have just arrived here in Germany for a four week visit. This is my third extended stay since I first came July 31st last year. It’s two thirty in the morning in a timezone six hours ahead and I feel lost, alone and vulnerable and tho I don’t like this feeling I choose to embrace it. I embrace lostness because I know that it proceeds foundness and I love getting found!
Growth happens when we leave our comfort-zone.
Coming to Germany has lead me into expedited personal growth because it brings with it some many personal struggles that are mixed in with delightful cultural experiences. The strange language, the off kilter six hour time change, the high cost of air travel, creating a studio on the move… all of these challenges and many more are pushing me past what feels comfortable and stretch me into a larger version of myself.
I choose to be a cultural influencer and If I am to make this a reality I simply must continue to go beyond what I know.
When you are cast adrift into situations that leave you feeling lost and ill equipped you are forced to do whatever you must in order to get back on track and find your way through. I am convinced that purposefully putting myself into this kind of context over and over again is enabling with me a deeper sense of who I am and why I am here. With this stronger self image I care less and less what people may think of me an when this is the case I find all kinds of wonderful new opportunities presenting themselves. A lot of really cool shit is happening in my life these days y’all.
When Orville and Wilbur Wright were seen as crazy by many people before their weird machine took off to change the world forever.
The fact that no one building internal combustion engines would sell them the power plant they needed didn’t stop them. They just figured it out and built their own. I love this story because it reminds me of their tenacity and dogged determination and for the way it stirs these very qualities within myself on a long dark night when I feel lost and not yet found.