I love aha moments especially because their timing seems to be so magically orchestrated. Like the moment I heard Elizabeth Gilbert talk about passion.
I always get a little awkward when surrounded by people who have a concrete goal in life, seem to know exactly how to get there and just go without being side-tracked. We live in a world where determination and rationality are highly respected and admired. Being interested in everything, learning something everywhere and wanting to talk to everyone is then a rather flaky form of existence.
Not if you're a hummingbird...
You see, Liz Gilbert tells us, "there are two types of people. There are jackhammers & hummingbirds. Jackhammers are focused and efficient.
Hummingbirds move from tree to tree, from flower to flower, from field to field. Trying this, trying that. Two things happen, they create incredibly rich and complex lives for themselves and they also end up cross pollinating the world. That is the service that you do if you are a hummingbird person.
You bring an idea from here, to here, where you learn something else and then you weave it in to bring it there. Your perspective keeps the entire culture aerated, mixed up and open to the new and fresh. That is the path that you are supposed to lead. Release yourself from the pressure of finding your one passion. Trust it.
If you humbly and faithfully follow the hummingbird path, follow your path of curiosity, you might be surprised where you end up. It might be exactly where you want to be, surrounded by the people you want to be with."
I watched the hummingbirds when we were in Costa Rica and was mesmerised by their agility, speed and their beauty.
Thank you Liz, for clarifying my path. Hummingbirding is my passion.
Inspired by everything that matters and convinced that creative living is on top of the list.
Created & updated by Marina de Boer 2018