Are you clinging to what you fear OR being carried away by what you love?
The challenge is that the gravitational pull of the external world is geared toward us living a fear-based life.
This is why “we suffer more in imagination than in reality.”
But no matter the circumstance, it ultimately boils down to a choice in each moment.
Are you going to choose what you love OR are you going to let fear rule your life?
Ask yourself, do you really know what it is you love?
Love to do, love to be, love to feel, love to see.
If you do, fantastic. But it’s not enough.
You still need to make those answers your primary focus.
But, what if you don’t know what you love?
Well, I hear you, but I’m sorry to say that’s just bullsh*t.
Here’s why. Because, deep down, YOU DO KNOW! Your heart knows.
You’ve just convinced yourself you don’t because you’re afraid.
You’ve denied your heart and accepted what the world told you: that you can’t have this, and you shouldn’t want that, or that you don’t deserve it. And on and on and on.
Telling your subconscious you don’t know what YOU truly want is like slamming the door on the only part of you that knows the way forward.
Call it heart, soul or intuition. Who cares. It’s beyond language, but it knows.
Having the answers doesn’t make life easy. Ignoring them is easy. Doing what everyone agrees is acceptable is easy.
The hard part is following through because it means you must face what you fear.
It means you must focus on what you love MORE than the strangely irresistible, misery-manufacturing fears that the mind loves ruminating over. At least that way, it can feel safe and in control.
And, of course, you still need to do all the work necessary to make what you love a reality.
The good news is, we’ve got time, but it can only start NOW.
Trying to build your life on top of anything other than what your heart truly wants is going to lead to a mediocre life.
You can be a billionaire and still be living in mediocrity.
Your heart is connected to the whole, so what it wants must be what is best for you AND everyone else.
Because it wants to love. It wants you to know that you are Love itself. If this is true (and you know it is, deep down), how could what it wants be wrong?
All that’s really left to do is to open it up and listen. For that, stillness is needed.
Getting quiet can be a challenge that brings to the surface what must be looked at first.
Be it fear, back pain, or a busy mind. It doesn’t really matter.
Each hurdle must be dealt with one by one until the “still small voice” of your heart can be heard.
It will take as long as it takes. It took me years. But if you give a shit about letting your soul drive your life instead of the silly little ego that thinks it knows, then you’ll do what it takes.
It is true, most of the real “work” you will do will be alone, in the secrecy of your own heart!
But having help can accelerate things. ALOT!
You don’t have to walk the path alone. Nor should you, especially if you’re as good at bullshitting yourself as I am.
That’s why I have a coach who calls me on my bullshit when I can’t ‘see the forest from the trees.’
That’s why I trained as a coach.
There is a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”.
If it’s spiritual enlightenment you’re after, then yes, this definitely has some truth, but in the context of setting yourself up for an inspired, fulfilling life, I think you can have it both ways.
You can go fast and far when you surround yourself with others who have done and continue to do the same deep work.
Journey well, my friend! ✊