We tend to hold onto our beliefs tightly and when something comes up against them, we ignore it if we’re not willing to bend. We see what we want to see.
At the same time, we might be searching for clarity and direction in our lives while wearing this voluntary blindfold.
Seeing things selectively is never beneficial. We learn the most about ourselves when we face the things that challenge us. By hiding from these potential revelations, we undoubtedly obscure other aspects of our experience.
We’re primed for stories. We grow up on them…but somewhere along the way, they lose their magical themes. We start to tell ourselves harsher, unforgiving tales about who we are in the world. Somehow, the worse a story is, the easier it is to imagine.
Now, many sources will tell you to drop your stories in order to release yourself. But not all stories are bad. You can choose to script your story differently. You can remind yourself of your miraculous origins and tell the stories of infinite possibility. As the storyteller, you can make a different choice.
It’s easy to get caught up in the business of the day. The rules of survival dictate that we surrender to the matters at hand. While we hold very real responsibilities, if we give ourselves the space and time, we often discover that there are unaddressed needs buried beneath them.
When you remember and honor the truth of who you are, priorities shift and make room for your full intended expression.
Your most important work is to fall in line with the unique spark that has been placed within you. If you miss that, you miss life.
What is your relationship with your own aspirations? Can you be honest with yourself about what it is that you really want?
Some of us tend to downplay our own desires for several reasons. Perhaps we believe it to be arrogant or selfish to dream grandly. Perhaps we don’t think we deserve it. Maybe, we’re trying to avert the disappointment of not achieving it.
Know that your reluctance to admit your true yearnings will keep them unrealized. The internal discord will prevent them from coming to fruition.