I completed my first journal entry in my Red Book.
Psychologist James Hillman believed that one of the greatest mysteries of human nature is the question of character and destiny. In his bestseller The Soul's Code, he proposed that our calling in life is inborn and that it's our mission in life to realise its imperatives. He called it the "acorn theory" - the idea that our lives are formed by a particular image, just as the oak's destiny is contained in the tiny acorn.
Only a tiny proportion of acorns make the transformation from seedling to mature oak trees. In the same way, only a tiny proportion of people find their true calling in life and thrive.
An oak tree can produce as many as 10,000 acorns in a year and usually only one or two of these will grow into mature trees. The rest will just exist as an acorn then will rot away or be eaten. In the same way, most people just exist and don't reach their full potential before they die.
“Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted...” Carl Jung.