I saw this on Martha Beck’s blog just now:
If you want to find your passion, know your life’s purpose, meet your soulmate, or feel intensely alive, don’t look toward the fun things that fit logically into the flow of an easy life. Ask yourself, “What am I running away from?” Whatever that thing is, turn around. Walk toward it. Face it and conquer it, or die trying.
Hmmm! I’m going to have to think about this for awhile. I’ve been busy “looking toward the fun things” that should fit into an easy life…I guess I need to think about what I’m trying to escape from instead?