Frameworks, structures, foundations, boundaries, they all have something in common.
When you’re a baby, there are plenty of things keeping you from getting too far away - the cot, the play pen, the pram, all boundaries.
When you’re building a house, you begin with the foundations, without them the house wouldn’t be stable.
Continuing on with that same theme, the structure above the foundations, holds the house upright and together.
We’ve all heard of the story of the three little pigs. And we all know none of us want the wolf to win “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down,” no thank you very much!
So when it comes to frameworks, are they a must have for living a life you love? For living a created life? For living a life of purpose and meaning? For living a life of intention?
What do I mean?
What I mean is, perhaps our lives are meant to be lived from frameworks. Maybe not many, maybe one. But as we find our way to one, perhaps there are many?
I’m speaking from my own truth. My own life journey. I picked up all the messages that I could. I started with listening to myself wholeheartedly. Because if I wasn’t listening to me, no one else was. That’s the story I was telling myself at the time as a child. But this was my framework back then, which would allow me to trust myself, and give myself access to tools that would shape who I would become.
I asked a question. I looked for the answer. In books, tv, movies, songs. I searched libraries and eventually the internet. I listened to the voice from within when the world was quiet. I kept hearing it grow louder and louder. I wrote. The more I wrote the more wisdom came to me of its own accord.
I assert we all have our own versions of this. Your own frameworks that you have collected over the years. Perhaps knowingly or unknowingly and also perhaps consciously and unconsciously. Why both? Because I believe you will be able to uncover and unearth these when you awaken to the power that’s deep within you.
It’s not an age old mystery that we are here for a very short time. What if there is no map to find the treasure? What if you are both the map and the treasure? This whole time all you ever needed to know, was hidden right underneath your nose?
Just take a moment to observe that each one of us is the representation of life, of living, of living life, of being. If we are living and breathing and having this human being experience then what if there is nothing else to it other than being present to the miracle of life? If you are capable of this, ongoingly, you will have found the access to your map and to your treasure. The power with you.
We all get there by our own means. This means everything that we assume life has thrown us, was a meant to be. Giving us an access to see what we are all truly capable of. We are capable of much more than we know or realise.
I used to always say everything happens for a reason. I heard it once and I believed it. This was one of my frameworks. It helped me to see nothing was an accident. That there was a message for me hidden amongst all of what I experienced. Even though I would carry this framework, every now and then, I would forget, and fall to the ground in a heap like anyone else would, but as I reflect back on my life, I can see that everything happened for a reason.
It’s shaped who I have become today. I am who I am today uniquely because of each one of those good, bad and ugly. Another framework I used - that I would persevere through the good the bad and the ugly. That I recognised there would be a good a bad and an ugly. Soon I learnt, I created the good the bad and the ugly and that it was up to me to create what I wanted.
Living and learning go hand in hand. But how do we stay true to this purpose, that whilst you are here to live and to learn, that your purpose has everything to do with the others around you. How do we all create a penny drop moment together collectively at once?
Thinking about my little family, the day doesn’t start until we all wake up together. Otherwise the night is still the night and we are still asleep.
I believe this is the same for our time here on planet earth. We all wake up together. If we’re not awake, we’re asleep. But what is it that we are waking up to? I believe it’s waking up to our pure selves. Waking up to reality. That we are not who we think we are.
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.