I found my voice at sea…


That’s a bold statement. But on a recent cruise, where I let myself have the time to sift through my life experience to date, I realized that my phrasing of “finding my voice” or “finding community” fails to acknowledge the voice I have today, which is both complete and evolving at the same time.

Today, I have the voice I need to connect emotionally, spiritually and psychologically with the world around me – a world made up of individual beings, each with our own story and each with our own future. I have what I need to live life fully and completely. Full stop.

To use language that I’m looking for community, building community, or finding my voice can leave me to believe that I lack what I need to experience each moment fully as it presents itself.

I realized on this cruise, with its abundance of smiles, stories and connections that my heart is engaging, my mind is expressing and there is truly more than enough present now to be fulfilled each day.

I know that will also continue to grow – to add to my story. But that does not mean that what I have today is inadequate or insufficient.

There are days where I tell myself, “if I were to die today, my life would be complete.” In fact, that is true every day whether I’m able to see it or not. So rather than continue to look, search or wonder, I now know I have what is necessary. I have what is necessary in abundance.

In the first day of my 47th year on this planet we call earth, I see the world differently. I see myself differently. I am complete. I am now able to see the truth that has been there for some time…I have my own voice.

For that I am grateful.

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At 42, my life is in transition. I have always been a “glass half full” sort of guy. Now more than ever I see life as full of possibilities and the world full of beautiful people possessing unique and often untapped talents. I’m a learner and connector, seeking ways to leverage the abundance in this world through strong community.

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