When you answer that question, are you being honest with yourself? With others?
Being true to yourself is a necessary first step on the journey to figuring out who you are. Honesty is the fuel for that personal journey. Honesty with ourselves and honesty in our interactions will contribute toward a life that is real and vastly more interesting and exciting than one that cuts corners or takes the easy way around.
I’ve always been interested in experiences that make people explore and face their ultimate limits.
It might just be curiosity, but it might be something deeper. The opportunity to explore our ultimate limits might tell us something about ourselves that we would not have known otherwise. It gets to the core of who we are on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
An intimate knowledge of our responses to more extreme hardships and challenges would help us understand our responses to all of our challenges. It would certainly give us a boost in confidence as we face our everyday challenges.
Do you consider yourself spiritual? What does that mean to you?
Spirituality can mean a deeper connection; a connection that transcends the corporeal and the rational. We can access those connections in a variety of ways, which are vital for a fulfilling life. For me, these include meditation, music, time spent in natural places (particularly the ocean), and time spent in the presence of those people who mean the most to me. In the way I perceive the landscape of the universe, these are the brightest lights, and I’m constantly drawn to them.
People have an amazing capacity to process what is happening to them. The context of our lives is played out in our experiences, but also in the way we think, the things that grab our attention, and the things to which we turn to help us relate to and understand our experiences. All of this adds a richness to our lives that helps us to fully experience what we are going through.
I like to think of it in terms of a movie. There are characters and the story, but without the soundtrack and cinematography, the film has much less impact.