I’ve spent the last few years focusing on what discovery means to me. I’ve been discovering discovery, let’s say.
Once I made the conscious decision to ensure a refreshed sense of discovery in my life, it made me look to life through a cleaned lens, so to speak. A common metaphor of ‘changing the lens’ for which we see life through didn’t quite resonate with me. I felt like I had only one lens and it just gets slightly tarnished with the rigorous strain I put upon it to see so much. Or on the contrary, it becomes dusty and muted through not enough use!
My ability to utilise this one single lens has made me realise I am one, I’m complete and have only one particular outlook on life at one single time. The things I felt were missing just weren’t in view at that time. I was looking at a life of satisfactory measure and not seeing the parts that fulfilled me.
It can however change, this outlook on life, and that’s the beauty of discovery. It’s with this one lens we are able to adjust our focus, alter the angle and point in which ever direction we feel fit.
Beliefs, principles, expectations, they all started to become secondary to what was the main focus, which was ‘going on impulse’: What felt truly connected, right, and instinctive.