Are you living the life that you imagined for yourself?
Sadly for many this is not the case, even with the very best intentions we are often living lives that are unfulfilling and unhappy. Sometimes it’s difficult to even figure out where it all went astray. Maybe we feel we have changed as a person due to a relationship we are in, a breakdown of a marriage, a career choice, after experiencing a trauma. There are of course so many reasons, but ultimately we can experience feelings of depression, frustration, or anxiety when we realise things are not flowing in our lives as we would like or hoped. This GAP between how we felt yesterday and how we wish to feel tomorrow fascinates me. What stops you from moving forward from the person you were yesterday, or today to the person you wish to be tomorrow? We feel stuck and don't know what our next step is. As humans we all feel this at certain times in our lives. We are literally stuck at a crossroads, and sometimes we can spend a lot of time getting very comfortable at this junction. We set up a comfy armchair to keep ourselves safe. We shut out the world, maybe our loved ones, and friends. We make ourselves smaller (consciously or unconsciously) Feeling and emotions such as. . . Lack of drive Unmotivated Fearful No idea what the next step is Not aware we are stuck In denial Lack of confidence Battling depression Anxious about our future Low self esteem Feeling of 'we are not good enough' Feelings of emotional numbness Wounded Confused on what we truly desire in our life Lost Distracted 'This gap’ separates who we were yesterday to who we desire to become tomorrow. In this gap, there is space, here lies the DRIVE, the POTENTIAL In that moment, in that gap we have a choice. To stay exactly as we are, or to make a positive step forward into a new direction. To free ourselves, be truly seen, and felt in this world. In this space we can become whoever we wish . . .
It requires self-belief, trust, willingness, great courage and commitment to make the step. There is an inherent talent and untapped potential, that resides within you. More powerful then you can imagine. No one like you has ever been or ever will be here again, you and your life is a unique opportunity and a blessing. To not reveal and share your gifts with the world would be a tragedy. You are meant for greatness. So if you feel stuck right now, ask yourself what one small step can you make today so that tomorrow you begin to live the life you once only imagined for yourself.
If you don't know what that step is, then here is something that works beautifully for me.
I ask my inner guidance system for wisdom. I make time to still quietly, free from distractions, close my eyes, connect to my body, relax, and take a few deep breaths. Then I ask myself 'what is my next step?' Then all I have to do is wait, wait for the answer to drop into my consciousness. It may happen quickly, but if not just be patient, listen, and pay attention to what is happening around you during the rest of the day.
The 'one step' is all you require. . .otherwise things can get over-whelming All it takes is one step each day and after a week, a month of ‘one’ steps you will be able to look back and see how far you have traveled.
The time is now….that is the GAP.
LOVE & PEACE everyone. Let’s ‘be moved’ by the exploration of our inner self. . . If you enjoyed this post and feel it would help and benefit someone you know, please feel free to share the love.