At various points in my life, I greatly desired to positively empower and uplift those around me and, on a much broader scale, somehow create more ease and positive alignment in and for the world as a whole. Abraham Lincoln’s quote, “I have an irrepressible desire to live life till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it,” is very applicable to what I felt and desired and continue to feel and desire.
However, I was also very perplexed during those times as how to best achieve that desire. I think that this uncertainty had to do with the feeling of being submerged in a dark ocean of anxious confusion and a self-perception of low worth. I was able to break the ocean’s dark surface to feel sunlight and a warm breeze, but these were only a few short-lived moments of light and warmth before I was, once again, plunged beneath the surface. Ultimately, I had an almost never-ending incomplete, disjointed, and fractured feeling and perception of myself and, to a large degree, that of the world around me much of the time.
Eventually, it dawned on me that anything I wished to create or that I wanted to be of significance would never have wings to successfully fly until I created ease and positive alignment in and for myself. I also knew I needed to be able to look out across the horizon and feel eager for what was to and could come, letting that feeling be a major component of what propelled me while journeying forward.
I then began to delve deeply using inwardly focused thought, searching for growth opportunities, as I had done so many times in the past. However, a change in my search method was that I also began an expedition focused on searching, observing, and finding positive understanding and awareness inside and outside of myself through being in the present moment. I then attempted to view and condense all that I had observed, experienced, and learned with as unbiased, as unjudging, and as clear a lens as humanly possible.
Finally, my search evolved into an initial statement of a coherent theory and big picture perspective explaining all human emotions, thoughts, motivations, and behaviors, which I now call The 10 Human Elements. Beyond that, I discovered a new mindset that I term “a living theory”, or more clearly defined, a new and open-to-evolving understanding and awareness, a move toward center. Lastly, I’ve come to fully understand the Anias Nin quote, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”FIND TRUTH
While it maybe took me a while to get there, my personal journey to the idea of Alive You is a lot more short and sweet. Once the high of self-discovery and the world around me wore off after creating the initial development of The 10 Human Elements, I still felt like something was missing. It was like there was an engine to help propel one forward, but it also felt like a catalyst was missing… some sort of motto, rallying cry, or creed that really makes one want to dig in and do the personal work upon one’s self and take action, both big and small, to pursue the dreams that fully aligns with self.
Several years after the massive exploration of myself and the world around me via observation and reading numerous psychology books to confirm my theory, I again found myself spinning my wheels, being stuck between a rock and a hard spot. While there was plenty to be thankful for, there was also plenty frustrating me and weighing me down.
During that time, my mom texted me, as she often does, with words of encouragement, a text that had a very special typo at the very end of it, for me anyway. Even though I knew that she obviously meant to say, “I love you,” what it actually said was, “Alive you.” It spoke to me! I took a moment to pause and realized that was a phrase worthy of some deep reflection and taking the time to define and expand upon what it means to “Alive You.”
I also realized I had the catalyst that I’d been looking for and that life was going to really start grooving because I was going to make it so…I was also going to share.ALIVE YOU