In our youth many of us dreamed of how our lives might unfold in spectacular ways: For some it would be a beautiful family life, for others a meaningful career, for some fame in their given field/art/scholarship. Some dreamed of material comforts and others sought gurus who resided in humble conditions yet offered a wealth of wisdom. Many wanted a physique and physical health to feel and look their best, too. Many imagined they could and would have it all-if not most of it!
Then we live a little. By middle adulthood, we've likely encountered enough experience to understand some of our limitations, others’ limitations and the limitations of events beyond our control. When the vicissitudes of life are met, some will shrink, others might settle, some become the self-critic-and others look for blame-inside and/or outside of themselves. If we’re living and tasting life on our terms, enacting some courage along the way, we can experience these and other difficult emotions in certain moments. It’s all natural. They can be welcomed as a part of our growth when we hold another reality, which brings forth the true adventure of our lives, our souls, our being, finely focused on what matters most!
We can learn to see that the moments of “failure,” limitation, poor decisions, or a lack of consistency were and are opportunities for us to find the “why” of our dreams, release what is not serving us, and be very curious about what’s happening. We grow into a hearty yes when we receive EACH BREATH as a GIFT knowing we may only have THIS MOMENT, THIS DAY to say yes to ourselves, to engage in our adventure of living FULLY…being driven to ACTIONS that support our best selves and our deepest yearnings.
Whatever season of life you’re in, are you saying yes to YOU, to this grand adventure of living? Are you committing again and again to yourself? What might you devote yourself to today to bring you closer to your dreams?
Say YES and be YOU-unencumbered by any unhelpful stories a pattern in you might try to convince you of. Choose freedom and enjoy the adventure!