“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman
Scarcity and fear keep us stuck in jobs we don’t like, adjusting ourselves to ideals that don’t align with our values and holding us in toxic relationships.
We often shape our interests, personalities, and happiness around what other people think or need. Then, we wind up on a different path from the one that brings us joy. We forego the opportunities that lead us to the lives we dream of, instead choosing a safe and secure existence. Although some security can be comforting, what happens to our creative souls and our authentic selves?
They become neglected. The “perfect life” mask conveniently covers how much we struggle, experience heartache, and worry about the future. Most of all, it makes us angry and resentful.
I understand and recognize the urge to feel safe and secure, yet my soul desires to leap into the unknown, floating on the wings of faith to my next adventure.
Today, I am in limbo.
And… how do I feel? I am tired, angry, and confused, as though my failures are one big open wound.
Right now, my life is uncertain. It isn’t secure or comfortable. I struggle daily. I get angry, and I cry. I take a step forward only to fall two steps back.
But you know what? One thing I discovered is this too shall pass. Just as the bounties of life pass.
I once again feel something is shifting. My authentic self puts me in check. I remember that I have been here before, in challenge and struggle. I process the current developments and peel away my past layers to reveal the adventure waiting for me.
I redirect my energy to my practices that are grounding and nourishing to promote therapeutic rest. I affirm the things in my life that bring me joy, realign myself with my purpose, and then take action!
It takes time to build a life of purpose and one that you deeply enjoy.
Why do I wake up every morning? To see the possibilities that life has to offer.
What makes you come alive will lead to a beautiful life well lived! ~Kamie Slegers