Meraki. This is modern Greek that means to do things with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself in your work.
And so I hope to begin this open journal with meraki.
I hope my life is filled with meraki. One of the things that I fear is a life full of no real accomplishments. I’m scared of a life filled with mundane routine. Days consisting of choices that have no real purpose. I want to be needed and I want to put effort into what I do. Differences need to be made in today’s time but how does that happen?
People don’t think for themselves today because they are scared that they don’t understand their thoughts. So they take their opinions and compare it with others and base their decisions on how other individuals live out their life and its all one whole circle. No one is making a real difference because they are all the same.
“OH BUT EVERYBODY THINKS
THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS
ABOUT EVERYBODY ELSE
ANYTHING ABOUT THEMSELVES
‘CAUSE THEY’RE ALL WORRIED ABOUT EVERYBODY ELSE”
-J A C K J O H N S O N
So how does one know oneself? Its quite scary for some to make a stand, to think for themselves and to let no one sway their beliefs. Its so rare to find such individuals who truly know themselves and whose focus is on always improving.
I believe that the only way to know yourself, you have to know the one that created you. God.
For if you don’t know yourself, how can you put yourself in your work? Working for what you don’t love is stress, and working for what you do love is passion. And without passion, you can’t go through life without a sense of fulfillment.
I confess that I don’t think I truly do know myself. Yet. It is a journey but I welcome the uncertainty. Learning shall always be process in life and there really isn’t anything you can do about it but to embrace it.
So meraki. Know yourself to give yourself.