Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? Well, I was having breakfast the other day and I read it on the back of a Weet-Bix packet. I love my Weet-Bix so a truer word couldn’t be said. For the record I do four.
A truer word couldn’t be said for life as well. In each of us human’s there is something deep inside that makes us tick. Something that makes us come alive. Something that burns so deep it just spills out of you, like a bucket overflowing with water. When you tap into that inner self, life just seems to be all worthwhile.
I have a desire to leave the world in a better place than what I entered it. A few years ago I just lived and worked, worked and lived. I was living a life which wasn’t bringing my inner self to the surface. I was working in my sub-contractors business, building houses but there was something still missing.
As soon as my son Oliver was born something changed. Well, a lot changed in fact. The biggest change was that I am now responsible to bring this child up and teach him the wrong and right of life. This triggered a passion inside me to encourage and share stories with ordinary Aussie men. I am responsible to teach my son to be strong and courageous and of good character and I’m also obliged to do this with the young men of the community around me. I’m not talking about the outer physical strength, but the inner strength that can be used for the greater good of others. Here lies my passion.
The other part I’m getting know more about inside me, is my heart. I’ve always had a lot of information in my head, but didn’t know how sharing what’s on my heart can actually help others around me – and a tip for all blokes out there….our women want our hearts. The relationship changes when you get to know her heart and she sees more of yours.
I’m learning to listen to my heart rather than my logical mind. The first thought or gut feeling is more often than not the best option. In footy terms, your first give is the best option. Don’t second guess yourself, because otherwise you’ll be wrapped up and tackled. In life it’s the same.
If you’re making decisions. Go with your gut instinct. It’s that inner sense which is very rarely wrong.
So here lies the reason for this blog. As you read my stuff, there will be a theme of viewing life from the inside out. My hope is that as you read this blog you’ll start to view your life from the inside out as well. At times I’ll share what’s on my heart. I won’t be looking for you to always agree with me but I hope that by sharing who I am, we’ll be able to learn from each other. Life is meant to be lived in relationship with others with a mutual respect for one another.
So are you going to join me, in starting to View Life Inside Out?