My personal baseline

What’s your personal baseline? What are those things you must have, you must do? Do you know how to find it?

Here’s my process:

I ask myself a bunch of questions like these…

  • Am I happy?
  • Can I do the things I’d like to do? (Can I chase my dreams? Can I see the sunrise from my yard?)
  • What can I do better?
  • How can I make the world a better place?
  • Do I have what I need?

…and I try to listen closely to the answers. Here are this morning’s:

  • I want to help guide my boys on their paths to becoming beautiful, amazing, talented, compassionate young men.
  • I want to be a part of a community, to feel connection and belonging. I want to really settle into a beautiful, friendly, progressive place and get to know it deeply; intimately.
  • I want to travel out into the world and see it and interact with its people, its places, and learn and be opened in new and unexpected and beautiful ways.
  • I want to bike and ski and sail and play outside. A lot.
  • I want to fuck and snuggle and partner and love. A lot.
  • I like having winter. I like having seasons.
  • I want to have a good dog.
  • I want to do good work, to be challenged, to be successful, to feel meaningful, to feel like the world is a better place for what I’ve spent my day doing.

And yeah: I feel pretty happy.


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