"One would never assume that a good pot or shoe would result from intuition alone; why then assume that the more complex task of directing one's life could be undertaken without any sustained reflection on premises or goals?" - Alain De Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy 🌞 | Sometimes you have to go back in order to move forward. I shared something with Josh last night I've never shared with anyone; I showed him a letter from my past. He asked me why I keep it given it's distressing content and it is for the simple reason that sometimes I have to go back in order to keep moving forward. The truth grounds my reflection that propels me onto a better path. That letter set me free like a missing piece of the puzzle coloured with permission move on. Finding one's own direction can feel like a labyrinth filled with social riddles, obstacles and expectations you're just not ready for yet. Knowing why you do what you do, no matter how seemingly peculiar, is a very powerful mechanism to finding your own way. It gives you the ability to readjust, reset and move in accordance with your intentions and values. Reflection is a skill that is learned and practised. We don't all intuitively know what's best for us, where to turn next or the best way to get to where we think we're going. Sometimes the only thing scarier than the world outside is the chaos buried deep within. It's a process. It's all a process.