When did you stop being enchanted by everyday awe and wonder?
When did you stop loving yourself unconditionally?
When did you stop living?
Life doesn’t always run smoothly. Sometimes you feel like it’s tough to even get out of bed in the morning. Sometimes you feel like hiding in a cupboard or running to a deserted island reasoning that all your problems will just vanish when you come back. But, hibernating or escaping do not make our troubles disappear. They do not mend our broken hearts nor do they fix our severed relationships. They do not restore our self-esteem, nor do they make these dreaded gremlins in our head shut up.
The answer is not in hiding… the answer is in keeping the momentum… the answer is in motion…. Aware, purposeful, intentional motion. Yes, you heard me say that before... And, I'll keep saying it as I am reminding myself before reminding you.
At a point in life we need to slow down or even pause to catch our breath, but if you reach that point, know that the path you were on wasn’t the right path for you, and the way you were moving in life wasn’t purposeful nor aware or intentional. You were running on autopilot, spinning with the wheel of life letting it direct you wherever it pleases. But, no more… Just a little pause… just few breaths are enough to make you realize the truth and choose your direction mindfully, purposefully and intentionally… Just few breaths and you are back in motion… aware, purposeful, intentional motion… A kind of motion that will generate more momentum, more energy, more drive…
“But, I don’t have the energy to keep going,” you might reply… Believe me I know… I have been there… and the answer is you won’t have the energy if you stay put either… Take one tiny step, just a tiny step and this will start the wheel running…. very slowly, very gently…. But it will start rolling… One tiny step after another and soon you will generate momentum to keep you going…
So, dear friend, wherever you are on your journey, please do not hibernate… Breathe and take one tiny step forward… just a tiny step!