As an explorer of the internal and external human landscape, Fenja is interested in our human quest for development and connection to the greater whole. She investigates the intersections between science, silence, innovation, wisdom, nature, design, art, meditation and the human primordial sense of trust. She writes her daily findings in her trust diaries which she share on her Instagram and blog.
It is never too late
I found this beautiful list on the internet (original author unknown). A truly comforting list for all of those of us who are worrying that finding our purpose, doing what we really should be doing, might be too late.
Because did you know that:
- At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job. - At age 24, Stephen King was working as a Janitor and living in a trailer. - At age 28, J.K. Rowling was a suicidal single parent living on welfare. - At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. - Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in Chief position at Vogue, and designed her first dress at 40. - Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting at age 42. - Samuel L Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46. - Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at 52. - Louise Hay didn’t launch her publishing company, Hay House until she was 62.
So, if you haven’t found your dream career yet, don't worry it is not too late.
You aren’t behind because you haven’t found success and fame yet. It is OK if you don’t even know what your dream career is or if you would like to have a career at all.
So please, never tell yourself you’re too old to make it. Never tell yourself you missed your chance. Whatever you were born to do, you can still do it, and you will do it when the time is right.
Because the first step in finding your outer purpose is to find is your inner purpose. And your inner purpose is to wake up, to become conscious.
And did you know that you share this purpose with every other person on the planet because it is the purpose of all of humankind. And finding this inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose; it is the basis for true success.
You can still achieve things through boundless effort, struggle, and exertion, but there is not much joy in such endeavor, and it inevitably will lead to some form of suffering. Greatness arises out of small things, done with attention and care.
So discover your true inner space. DO that work: contemplate, take that meditation course, read that book, go into the woods, retreat into silence, and see, where it takes you from there.
Just never tell yourself it is too late.