Sing like birds singNov 24, 2020
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"Opportunities to find deeper powers within, come when life seems most challenging" ~Joseph Campbell ~
Whenever you feel like you cannot fall any deeper and you see no more light, you must somehow find the strength to grow, and transform into a more intentional being. It comes and goes in waves. You are never all the way there and never arrive at a level were you have security. Security is just an illusion
Face it and embrace it: Life is insecure.
We grow the most through things that stretch us the most.
I'm sure many of you feel stretched right now. Please know that you are not alone and we are all probably about to have a growth spurt again. We are forced to "grow up", and endure the growing pains that come with it.
Fear of the future is not going away. But it is not about getting rid of fear. It is about having courage to move forward any way. Action dissolves your fear.
You are not the same person as you were yesterday. Life is not the same, it never is. Things ALWAYS change, nothing stays the same. We just don't want to change with life, we want things to go back to 'normal', want to hang on to the old self we think we know, and we want to maintain our securities.
We are willing to sacrifice our lives today and believe in the promise that safety, security, and some kind of new, better normalcy will be delivered to us if we comply to those making that promise. It is a lie we tell ourselves to feel better now, at the cost of long term misery.
Joseph Campbell also said:
"If you bargain away your life for security, you will never find your bliss".
"Find a place where there is Joy and the Joy will burn out the pain"
To find Joy, one must move forward. Occupy yourself with things that truly matter. Self-reflect honestly, critically, and with kindness.
Challenges are not going to go away, nobody can take them away, and avoiding them will leave you feeling stagnant.
Growth IS your only real option. Growth happens when you make the effort to decide every day what kind of person you want to be today. How can you do better? What matters most?
Your present life is a result of the decisions you made in your past. Your future will be the result of the decisions you make today.
Be critical of your thoughts and actions. Investigate your motives. Discover your own deep moral values. Question your own integrity with those values.
- Are you doing the things required to become the person you wish to be and are you achieving your goals and dreams?
- Are you living up to your own standards?
- Are you using your voice to reflect those inner values?
"I want to sing like birds sing, not worrying who listens or what they think" -Rumi.
Grow, by looking your fears and limitations straight in the eye and letting them go, one by one. Replace them with powerful decisions that will define your future and who you become. Sing like birds sing...
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