Picturing a Well-lived Life

Consistently inconsistent. As sand endlessly rearranges under the relentless rhythm of moon driven waves, shift is driven by forces beyond perception.

Meanings Shift; flowing together and diverging.

Well (noun)

Well (verb)

Well (adverb)

Life Sustaining water bubbles up and flows from source.

To well up.


To do well.

Healthy and vigorous.

To be well.

Wellspring, Wellbeing, Wellness

The connection in meaning to a well that is the source of water and well meaning good, good enough or better is no coincidence. Language evolves to serve meaning.

How do we define living well?

What elements must a life have to meet the criteria?

What does your well-lived life look like?

Being lost comes from both not seeing where you are as well as not looking where you are headed. If you do not have an idea of where you aim to go, how will you recognize when you are there? Being found starts with knowing yourself.

Resilient Chameleon

Needful things

Water is crucial to life.

What besides water are the crucial needs of a sentient being?

In order for an area to be considered a habitat for wildlife it must have food, water, shelter and places to raise young.

Water, sustenance, safety, community.

Safety, Sanctuary, Protection.

Companionship, community, Connection

These are necessary for growth, restoration and reproduction.

I Are humans above needing these? We have been known to survive without safety, companionship or connection.

Surviving is living, but it isn’t living well.

What does a well-lived life look like? How do we know when we are there?

I know my own personal needs.

I know what it is like to live without the sense of safety and connection.

My aim is to share the wisdom of how I establish safety and community even in the small ways I can manage.

Follow the link below for the photo journal of the garden

Meandering the Garden

Published by J Kharey; Resilient Chameleon

I am The Resilient Chameleon. Mastering self-adaptation, reinvention and transformation, trying to fit my vast multi-passionate psyche into society's too small box, I missed something intrinsically important, the only truth we can live is our own. The only true path we can follow is the one our own soul knows. Insatiably curious, never content to not understand a life lived in paradoxes and consistently inconsistent, mine is not the sterile landscape; I find order in the chaos of wild plantings, patterns creating harmony, awe in the sacredness, the spice of surprise and the equanimity of synchronicity. In this Sanctuary you have many choices. Come join me on my journey and walk beside me for a while, explore with the eyes of a different perspective, or travel your own path. Together we can plant and nurture the seeds that allow our souls to flower. It is never too late to bloom.

One thought on “Picturing a Well-lived Life

  1. Very profound, Janine! I only felt “unlost” after getting my diagnosis (which helped me to finally know myself) and connecting with the online autism community!

    Michelle Baughman Autistic Life Coach & Advocate https://www.alignable.com/storrs-mansfield-ct/personal-evolution-life-coaching-2 http://linkedin.com/in/michelle-m-baughman-28b5a92b https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015628291826263/ http://www.aspie.com/blog/autistic-friendships http://neighborspaper.com



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