Until you’re tired of their exhaust,
Then strike out on your own.
Become friends with your playful self again,
That part of you
The world snatched away
When you weren’t looking.
Choose a different future,
Not the one that looms
As some grim sentence,
But the one that nags to you
In quiet moments.
Don’t let it die an orphan.
It’s never too late to choose a different future… and its so much easier when we lighten up and become friends with ourselves. Listen to what your inner guide is telling you. Be curious. Have fun with it.
*Soul to Soul (p. 134). Monkfish Book Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Let The New Unfold, Have No Preconceived Ideas About It
“Let the new unfold, have no preconceived ideas about it. No one person or one group of people have the whole picture of the new. It is a vast jigsaw puzzle , which will gradually be formed as each individual contributes his individual part of the picture.
As each piece slips into its rightful place, without being forced and without a struggle – for remember every piece fits into its rightful place perfectly – so will the New unfold.
Slip into your rightful place and there wait in perfect peace, allowing every other piece to find its place. It is a glorious future that is unfolding, even if you are unable to see what it is just yet. Simply accept My word for it.”
Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won’t let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can’t be done.
Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.
~ Mark Nepo*
The last verse makes my heart soar!
Let us all listen to the truth within us and honor it today… and every day.
*Nepo, Mark. The Way Under the Way: The Place of True Meeting (Kindle Locations 373-383). Sounds True. Kindle Edition.
I love this question! Especially when faced with making a difficult decision. It can help in your career direction and life direction. It can help when you find yourself procrastinating over the best choice to make.
Its also helpful when you have committed to doing something … and then it doesn’t feel quite right.
In my experience, when we feel an internal struggle, there are one of two things going on. Either its fear coming up … or its our inner wisdom trying to get our attention.
The first step is to consider what I might be afraid of…. What are the facts of the situation? Are their any old beliefs coming up that I might not be good enough, or that I might fail? As I think about this, is there a feeling of contraction or withdrawal… or not? Could there be an unpleasant experience from my past associated…
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