These days it seems the whole world is going crazy fast. A confession: sometimes I like watching old reruns of Magnum PI. I like the pace of the show; it reminds me of how laid back life used to feel.
One of the characters I like is Higgins, the manager of the estate where Thomas Magnum lives. What’s great is that no matter what the topic, old Higgins knows every thing about it, the history of it, even the scientific names of whatever he is talking about.
In those days, sometimes people thought you were SUPPOSED to know everything about everything. It was the mark of being an educated man, or something like that. Try doing that TODAY.
We are swimming in a sea of endless information, endless variables to track. There is no way a person a person could know everything about any one single topic, much less all of the topics available. The whole world is going exponential on every single level. Do you ever feel like a dog chasing its own tail?
So the obvious question is, with so much info available, how do we know what to do? And my next question is, since we know that once we DO go down a trail, that will inevitably have a million data points to deal with on it, how do we know that walking on that trail will be worth it all, that it will captivate and nourish you enough?
We need some way of guiding our path, to know that what we will do “calls” to us, that it can sustain our interest, that perhaps it fits in with our overall point to our life, why we are here on earth. Unfortunately, let’s face it, none of us have a clue how to do this. The old Higgin’s way, of knowing everything because, well you were SUPPOSED to, and so you are supposed to keep UP with everything, IS enough to make a person go crazy these days.
We need a way to find direction on our path. Something inside of us that can tell us, no not THAT way, THIS way. Very much like a light that points the way. IS there such a thing? These days, I sometimes think that it must be the next phase in our evolution to develop that part of us. To develop it as a skill we need, just like we need to learn to drive a car. Then perhaps we will not only know what we need to focus on, but we could find ourselves starting to lead lives of power… and inspiration.