It dawned on me the other day that I am now being more mindful. I’d often say “When this happens…then I will be able to…” How often do you find yourself saying the same thing? One day when I find _____ then I will find success. As if success follows us. Really it is the opposite way around. We need to bring success to us. There is unlimited potential in all of us. The reason we feel stuck or blocked is because of messages we hear which do not serve us well. It is our job to change the way we perceive these messages and/or to filter out the ones that do not support our truth.
If your dream seems distant, why is that? What can you do to bring your dream/vision to YOU? If you are an artist who loves to paint but feel there is no place for your work. Or a mother who wants desperately to pursue a career from a hobby. What is holding you back? Sometimes it takes looking at the big picture and then breaking down the larger goal, into clear concrete ones. And maybe instead of looking, you need to surrender.
I have learned that surrendering, rather than trying to control the path of life is key. To surrender is to give over or resign (oneself) to something, as to an emotion. For example, someone who is grieving loss of a loved one; surrenders oneself to grief process. So what if you surrendered yourself to faith and belief. If we push too hard, it leaves little room for reflection and play. Personally, I have found that when I surrender; the answers come more naturally. I also feel it takes faith in yourself and in something greater than yourself. But most importantly there needs to be conviction that no matter what people think about you, or what beliefs you have absorbed from others as your own; the fact remains that this dream is your love, your passion, your life. No one can take that from you!
There is a quote from the book “The Power” by Rhonda Byrne ” As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.” (Wingate Paine, Author and Photographer)
Love is at the heart of it all. If there is an opportunity somewhere, and it feels right; you can find a way to make it work! If it does not feel right, do not! Trust in the gut! And thus, I will leave you with another quote. Can you tell I am a fan of inspirational quotations?
“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.”
Jerry Spinelli, Children’s Author