How am I? Ask yourself this and then really listen to find out. The answer directs you to the important things you can DO something about. 'How am I?', asked fearlessly and with love, will clear the path again. Being honest with yourself is your destiny’s greatest friend. Be true to yourself once you’ve remembered who that is, reset the bar you rise to, find direction and then aim at this.
You have all the time in the world to REALLY LIVE but it’ll always be called ‘today’. There’s no better time to start the plans you dreamt of yesterday. Why put off your defining moments for when life’s been sorted out? There will always be the day to day of life to block and blame. Start. The hardest part, the summit lying at your feet, one small step begins the change of all you want to be.
I hope these words reach out today and touch you if you’re in need, keep going, it’s ok if life’s not perfect, in time you’ll find your feet. The journey through the low points often comes just before the rise, it doesn’t feel great when you’re in it, but know you will survive. And shortly cracks of light appear because you kept on keeping on. Persistence is enough for now, you’re heading for the sun.
Hard work isn’t hard if you see it’s proper role as the outward evidence of what is in your soul. The exact same action can be seen as tough or trouble free, either grind your way through it or do the same job knowing 'This is all for me'. Accept this and the load gets lighter yet the job remains the same, it's all a little easier when part of a larger frame.
Realise, right now, there is no danger at your door. You have food, water, clothes and shelter from any storm. Be here in this moment waking to this present truth; everything is ok, life’s supporting you. Right here in this present, you are nourished, clothed and safe. Life has given you this moment to cherish, not to waste. To waste on worry of future pain is to miss the truth of NOW; you are safe, you are sheltered, the sky's not falling down.
In doing our daily best we are pulling doors open and letting opportunity walk in, we don’t always have to push for new chapters to begin. If you’re optimitistic, helpful, kind and know your thing, you’ll attract the right opportunities, just from what you’re doing. In essence this is focus on what you can do and leave the rest; to be good at what you do, and with a smile, will suit you best.
Our minds try to fill most space with words, mostly thought and often spoken, but the most profound expression is found in silence that’s unbroken. When we reach into the silence and simply let ourselves be there, words fall un-required, stillness needs no grand fanfare. Stillness! Do you notice that it’s everywhere? Deep peace, contentment flowing. The stillness of our ever now, ever here, and always growing.
Remember how once you desired some of this here and now, these friends, your kids or even that car? Stand in the brightness of realised thanks that once you desired and now here they are. Realise the dazzling truth of unlimited choice, the brilliant glare of anything always, and be bathed in the radiance of freedom today. What you desire, you become.
Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the doing it in fear’s face. And it’s the desire and drive to do it anyway you find in your silent place. You’re never going to feel like it, but you start to like courage when you’ve done it once. You learn courage from courage winning, your upward spiral of confidence. Then you need less courage to do more of the things you’ve done, so you move on to bigger things...stillness, courage, doing, done!
Fear of being too sentimental can stop you from saying what truly matters to you. 'Slushy, wishy washy, weak and needy, overfamiliar and emotionally underdressed'…we’ve learnt the language of covering up the things we love the best. Your feelings matter, and those you care about should know, so say them out loud, tell the world, then what matters to you will grow.