For today’s episode, I want to do a more thorough breakdown of the seasons so you have an overview of the Purposescaping concept.
Purposescaping teaches self-actualization through the seasons. It’s all about clearing a pathway to your purpose. That language is intentional – we’re clearing a path to something that has been there all along. It may be overgrown, it may be hidden, but the path is there. The purpose is there. I believe that wholeheartedly.
I consider it one of the great fortunes of my life to still have my 90-year-old grandmother Etheldra K. Miller. She has been a kindred spirit since my childhood when I would spend summers with her at her home in southeastern Georgia.
While I didn’t know it then, I was unwittingly soaking up a way of life and understanding of nature that underlies the Purposescaping philosophy. While many of the ideas I’ve stumbled upon in recent years seemed novel to me upon discovery, I realize now they’re actually principles the farmers and educators in my family have lived by for generations.
I had the fortune and honor then, to interview my grandmother in person at her home in the fall of 2019. As I was starting to put scaffolding around the Purposescaping framework, I wanting to hear directly from her how the concept of self-actualization through the seasons directly corresponded to the seasonal activities she remembered from farming.
I believe nature holds all the answers we seek if we’re open enough to see how she speaks to us. In this short series of episodes, you’ll hear a breakdown of the four seasons in my grandmother’s words and my own interpretation of how farming or cultivation of any kind is a vivid metaphor for clearing a pathway to your purpose.
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