Hi, everyone!!! I have a great Shakti’s Mind Medicine for you today!
It’s all about pursuing your dreams… why you should do it, why you should do it NOW, & what may be holding you back.
Let me begin with the quote that has spurred me on for YEARS in pursuing my own dreams:
“That if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, & endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
What that tells me is this: The Universe favors those in motion…!! Advance confidently! As if you could NOT fail!
What holds us back from “goin for” our dreams? EXCUSES & FEAR. Our excuses can be anything from “well, I want to wait until: the kids are grown….. the house is sold…. we move to the country….” etc etc.
Here’s another quote I read somewhere. A 37-yr-old man said, “I’d like to go to college, but I’ll be 41 by the time I get out!” His friend replied, “How old will you be in four years if you DON’T go to college??” See? It doesn’t matter whether we go for it now or go for it later… time is still tickin away!!!
Ralph Waldo Emerson tells this: “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” I think that is beautiful, & I have to tell you, that is where I am at today! I feel like I’m dreaming, because I am pursuing my dream of teaching Universal Truths to many people… but it’s really truly happening. Thank you for being here!! You’re a big part of the fruition of my dreams. 🙂 🙂
Why get started NOW? & How? Well, author John Maxwell tells us in his book, Roadmap to Success,
- When you have a dream, you can pursue it no matter where you are today.
- A dream gives us HOPE for the future, & it also brings us POWER in the present.
- A dream puts everything we do into perspective. Even the tasks that aren’t exciting or immediately rewarding take on added value when we know they ultimately contribute to the fulfillment of a dream.
So you can see, we have no excuses–no real, valid excuses–to put off getting started! What else stands in our way? FEAR. Fear of failure, fear of looking stupid, fear of wasting our time & resources….
Here’s something author & American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron has to say about that in her book, Comfortable With Uncertainty: “Uncomfortable feelings, such as disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, jealousy & fear show us we’re holding back, we’re shutting down. Such uncomfortable feelings are messages that tell us to perk up & LEAN INTO a situation when we’d rather cave in & back away.” This speaks to me, “Just stick with it! Lean into the fear. BREATHE through it!”
Author Marc David says a funny thing in his book, Mind/Body Nutrition. He says the greatest book he NEVER read is, Feel the Fear. And Do It Anyway! He said he didn’t even need to read the book! He learned what he needed from the title alone. 🙂
And I agree. It’s scary to Go For your dreams… but it’s SOOOOO worth it to Feel the fear & do the thing anyway!
I encourage all of you to take ONE simple step today toward pursuing your dream. In fact, I CHALLENGE YOU. 🙂
Love to all, & bright blessings!