A close friend in her efforts of offering me support at a time of real distress, said to me ‘ there is a reason why you have experienced this trauma and survived – a purpose you have yet to discover’ This has never left me and I still wonder today whether my destiny has been fulfilled. I still seek opportunities to give back what I consider I have taken i.e. a rich and wonderful education with a wide experience of life yet, I lack the courage to explore the path of volunteering for the diverse and extremes of global needs that exist through the impoverished and or suppressed people.
The rationalisation revolves around the wish to be comfortable, at home, close to children and grand children and take the safe and narcissistic route.
I am hoping to achieve the latter at the same time also give back – through some sort of volunteer or non executive capacity – still looking – will something appear or how hard must I search?
In the mean time my wife and I still argue about what we would do with the 10 or 20 million pounds win on the lottery – much of the debate relates to who and how we would help others – after the usual selfish purchases of course.
The book 54 Simple Truths with Brutal Advice www.54-self-help-books.com
Touches on some of these issues in several chapters mainly
26. You will want to win a lot of money.
50. You will take for granted your own health and senses
52. You will be faced with a challenge that will consume you and test your resolve to survive
54. The best things in life are free.
‘There are no more pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw ‘