Labradorite. A unique crystallization of magma or lava. What is known as an igneous rock. A spherical form of it sits on my desk. One that is dark and mysterious as space itself.
But as you hold it in your hands and rotate the viewing angle, it refracts and reflects lights of different colours; aqua, green and blue–peppered with star-like glitter.
Its beauty is mysterious. It draws the observer to explore it from all angles. This particular construct incites an addiction called curiosity.
- There is more beauty to be witnessed.
- There are an infinite number of ways to observe its whole.
- There is something inside, that we may never ever know … for sure.
Why do I share this?
Because this igneous rock that is a product of a terrestrial acne eruption–teaches us a bit about life. An infinite number of unknowns that we can explore. Beauty, that once seen, inciting us to witness more. And to no end. It’s what an untainted child has, providing him/her the fuel to wake up each day in awe of what awaits.
There is no end goal, other than the joy of exploration.
For a 29 year old (nearly 30), this inspires me to revisit my life, to observe what I deem to have become mundance–and within it, discover the new.
Philosophers, great thinkers and fronting acts of the personal development industry have often said that our realities are a product of our perceptions. If you gain governance over your perceptions, you can also gain governance of the results you have in life.
This is logical.
Because of that, it has inspired many to transform aspects of their lives; relationships, finances, career, purpose, health and spirituality.
All very incredible that we can. But it is equally important we play with our perceptions and presuppositions–just for the sake of it.
Just because we can.
When George Mallory, a mountaineer, was asked, “Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” He responded with arguably the 3 most famous words in mountaining …
“Because it’s there.”
What would you like? Not for any reason other than seeing it come to life.
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