In 2012, I lost my money. All of it. Things looked bleak, so I used the occasion to write a personal letter to myself. I reflected on what had gone outstandingly well or poorly, and what I’d learned. But most of all, I reflected on what was to happen next and what I could do to help it.
To clarify thinking, there’s nothing like writing thoughts down on a surface.
Moving between having it all and losing it all, and back again, describes a life constant struggle. I should know. But the fact I lost all my money wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was I didn’t understand why. Why me? You have to work hard to clarify your thinking and make it simple.
The BIG bang — the day when everything changed in a bang bigger than all other bangs rolled up into one — happened in 2016. If nothing else, it confirms that simple takes not only hard work, but patience and endurance, too. However, as you might guess, it’s worth every calorie in the end.
I love doing what I’m doing for the sensation while doing it at my own chosen speed in a sunlit apartment with high ceilings near the lake in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland. Having hit that milestone, I thought you might enjoy knowing what the BIG bang consists of and perhaps experience the end of need yourself, similar to what I did.
Schindlersword is not about where you are, but where you want to be.