I used to be a professional swimmer.
I learned to swim at age 8. Doing laps in the public pool in Nouméa, New Caledonia pretending to be a mermaid. I didn't tell anybody that I was being a mermaid. I would go back and forth in the small pool undulating and holding my breath.
I moved back to France and entered the professional Swimming Team at the Stade Poitevin Natation in Poitiers.
I became so proficient in ondulation that my speciality quickly became the butterfly stroke. If you don’t know anything about swimming, that is the stoke in which you ondulate the most. I had practice for 2 years straight without even knowing it. I thought I might just become a mermaid if I ondulated and held my breath enough.
I swam for almost 10 years until I was 17 years old. During the last 5 years, I swam twice a day 6 days a week, three times a day during the school holidays and competition on the weekends. I would have one month break in the summer.
That is what it takes to be a professional swimmer.
You want to be a professional lover?
You want to be a professional parent?
You want to be a professional relationship creator?
You want to be a professional gameworld builder?
You want to be a professional trainer?
You want to be a professional guardian?
Are you training 4 to 6 hours a day, every day to become one?
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that we were born professional in being a human being. We are born with temporary amnesia of how to be one: how to create authentic human relationships, how to be authentically ourselves and be connected with Earth.
Where did we get the idea that we have ever been proficient in those domains? Because our parents and grandparents had a job, gave birth to children and provided food on the table? There is no proof of the capacity of being an authentic conscious human being in those characteristics. These are merely proof a surviving tricks.
What if we started over? What is we started with the story about ourselves that we have no idea how to be a human being? What would we be our daily practice? What would we place at the center of our life?
How to live Life fully maybe?
What else would be more important?
Having more money, having enough money?
Having a better job?
What would you do with more money and a better job if you have no idea what you want, what makes you alive, why you decided to come as a human being on Earth?