Find your inner spark… and fan it into flames
I love that word. For some it may be a frightening
combination of the unknown and the disorganized or maybe unintended… for me… it makes me think of that anything can come true.
Remember when we were kids?
Remember when we dreamed of being astronauts, actresses, the president or…. I guess it really doesn’t matter… it’s the part about remembering when we had a dream.
Honestly, I don’t remember what I wanted to be…
Today, however, I have perfected the experience of dreaming. I embrace my dream like a roaring yellow burning fire in my chest and it bursts out through my face as a smile!
Really, even now, typing it’s hard for me to contain the emotion of my… possibilities.
Here’s the thing. If you believe that your life is controlled by external forces… other people’s schedules… other objects accessibility or inaccessibility… than you are limiting your possibilities.
Yeah, I know…it’s hard. Most of us have other people and obligations pulling at our time, our mind and our energy.
I get it. I am sure we can come up with 5 reasons in as many seconds for why you can’t take 5 minutes …right now … to sit back… take a deep breath … and think about one fantastic possibility and smile to yourself.
Even I, can find excuses for failure. Reasons why “it won’t work” and even I need a coach or someone to remind me… THE DREAM! REMEMBER THE DREAM!
Yesterday, I was ready to give up on something, just because… I thought it wouldn’t work out. Amazingly, I was ready to give up without really even trying because I hadn’t spoken to someone on the phone and confirmed a reservation. I was filled with anxiety because it wasn’t going as planned and I immediately thought… it’s not going to work out, it can’t possibly work out, it’s not going as planned.
Thankfully, a combination of intuition, trust and an objective point of view, reminded me… THE DREAM. A friend said, “Go there in person and confirm before you pick up the kids”.
Now listen. Those words are simple… but my immediate reaction, “No, it won’t work”. Why? Because it might not work. Does that make sense… that feeling of the “unknown” which I embrace as my world of possibilities… when thrust upon me.. is still scary.
Well, I was dumbstruck and immediately poo-pooed the idea saying, “Oh, I don’t have time, that will take at least 30 minutes … and so on and so on” I mean, I was totally against the idea… it won’t work… I can’t do it.
Then I looked at the clock. I gave myself a moment to consider… the possibility. For me, that meant I had to consider my priorities (picking my kids up from school) and this added task. I set my boundaries and gave it a try.
I was early.
I stopped and put some fuel in my car.
I still seemed to have some extra time.
In 10 minutes I had confirmed the reservation for the room… I had worked out the access logistics, I had spoken to the person in charge, I had checked out the equipment.
ALL because I allowed myself to accept that there are possibilities, than allowed myself to experience them by doing them…
I guess what I’m saying is…. Your happiness, the possibility of your happiness and contentment is your potential and controlled fully by you and your ability to see the possibility.
Light your inner spark… and make today amazing