TEDxConcordiaUPOrtland March 31, 2012
A friend of mine once told me that a Déjà-vu is a good thing, because it is a reminder that you are on the right path. I have being having quite a few déjà-vu lately and it always brings a smile to my face when I experience one because in a world of choices it is nice to have the universe shoot you a reminder from time to time.
The words of Anis Mojgani always warm up my black heart as they both inspire and strengthen ideas on how I hope to live my life.
I love this idea of the bow and arrow and how regardless of the end result we are still connected, we still come from the same starting point even. Importance lies in understanding this sense of connectedness, this sense of community and belonging.
The idea that “we are all ordinary yet extraordinary” reinforces how our own individual traits, the things that we have mastered contribute to our own and our communities sense of ordinary yet extraordinary existence. We straddle this paradox throughout our whole lives.
The idea that we are inherently good helps to support the choices we make in the world. We can often lose sight of ourselves but when that happens if we can trust that we are pursuing things that are good it can make all the difference.
The second part where he states that “the universe believes in us” emphasizes that we are not alone in our decisions in life. That the word around us supports us and wants us to do well.
If we trust in ourselves and we trust in the community that we live in when it comes to making a choice, those choices may potentially come a little easier non?
As he states, “when you have two choices in life the one you choose is always the right one.” Again the self doubt can creep in when we make a choice because perhaps it doesn’t go the way we envisioned it. Maybe something bad happens from this choice. Making mistakes is the only way to grow. If things were not hard from time to time we would not feel a wide spectrum of emotions which do include hurt, and pain and we may not get to those extraordinary parts of us that make our ordinary life unique. As Anis points out we become “too consumed by what the correct outcome will be”.
“Here’s the year of no mistakes and letting the stars back inside!”