Suppose Bigfoot was more than just a cryptozoological creature. Suppose he was a symbol of human intrigue, imagination, and our tenacious pursuit of the unknown—a metaphor for the elusive nature of our personal pursuits and our journey towards self-discovery, would that change your perspective on life?
We are all in search of something. For some, it’s nothing more than a steady, bigger paycheck, and for others it’s something more abstract and less quantifiable such as spiritual well-being. For a few, it’s the quest for justice at a time and in a place that seems unjust, and for many more, it’s the simple pursuit, and the persistent clamoring for those two things we call success and happiness. We’re all striving to capture that one thing that has often seemed elusive—our Bigfoot.
Bigfoot is that goal you aspire to achieve when everyone else tells you it will never be reached. Bigfoot is that lucky break you hope for right when your back is up against the wall and the roof is caving in. Bigfoot is that one moment you hope will highlight the strength of your convictions and reward your dedication when all your naysayers are celebrating your weaknesses and predicting your failures. Bigfoot is that glimmer of hope; that footprint in the mud you find right when you’re about to give up on something that meant a lot to you.
We live an existence fraught with the pressure of meeting expectations and as a result of this we stop chasing dreams. We start to fear judgment and the prospect of ridicule and begin to tame our hopes and aspirations in order to fit in and conform. The voices in our heads become nothing more than a faint whisper as we start to resist the urge and desire to let our imagination run free and dream of bigger and better.
There are times when circumstances may knock you down and try keep you there. There are times when people will make you stop believing in the things that make you who are, and the things that shape who you will become. However, never let those things—your dreams, your aspirations, your hopes—fade away. Keep chasing after the things in life that intrigue you, and inspire you. Keep chasing Bigfoot.
Kwapi Vengesayi is an Amazon bestselling author whose books explore captivating musings and thought-provoking conversations about love, relationships, life and our human experience. You can find his book on Amazon. You can also follow him on Twitter @kwapiv or subscribe to his blog at kwapiv.com