Thursday, November 11, 2010

Week 11

I saw this posted on a friend's social media page & found it pretty relevant….
"Never feel frightened about what comes next. Open your heart and mind to allow the uncertainty to lead you places … And if you ever look up and see that you are lost, simply take a deep breath and start over. Retrace the steps and go back to the purest place in your heart … where hope lives. You'll find your way again…"

Pretty much smacked me in the face this week.  I guess you could say I've been frightened – I would call it anxious, maybe even overly anxious – about several things in my life lately. I've been anxious about what is coming next & not knowing & not mapping out a plan to get to a place that I don't even know I'm supposed to be or where it is… Yes, it gets head-spinningly maddening.   Unfortunately, I've been trying – baby steps – to go back to the purest place in my heart & it seems that something usually knocks me off that path & I'm back into the head spinning stage….

I want to find my way again…. Get back to that place where hope lives. So I am going to try again to open my heart & mind & do my darnedest to take things as they come. Trying to learn to be OK in the uncertainty – which is so very difficult for me. I like things mapped out. I like having a sense of what's next & then what's next after that & so on.

But maybe…. just maybe …. That might be one of the reasons I seem to be struggling to find my extraordinary & stay there – maybe I need to let go of the constant planning/mapping/knowing. Maybe as another friend constantly reminds me – I need to learn to just "be".

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