Thursday, February 10, 2011
Yesterday's post was pertaining to my trying to decide how I want to move forward with my blogging identity. In response to that post, a woman named Karen wrote to me stating that while she came for the reviews, she stayed to witness my evolutionary process because she was in a similar position in life- wanting to move away from a 9-5.
My role model was a good friend who interestingly enough, worked his whole life to achieve his dream of being a professional (read "rock star") musician only to abandon it when he realized that that life style was no longer serving his higher good. I looked at that and said, "If this person could walk away from something he actually wanted in his life, then I surely can let go of things I don't want in mine."
What I've come to learn, is that this evolutionary process begins with you taking stock of what you are holding on to. This means an actual inventory of not only physical possessions, but of your core beliefs, of relationships, of habits, of patterns..... Knowing all along that these things never define who you are at your core - at your core you are perfect - a helpful reminder which allows you to release any judgments against yourself, and it is through this process we can move through life peeling back any unhelpful layers (of habits, beliefs, etc.) to get closer to our truest selves. So many people walk around dragging such heavy baggage from generations past... never realizing that once we become adults that we have the ability to discern what we want in our lives and what we don't and that we are not disrespecting those who came before us if we choose a different religion or lifestyle or political affiliation.....
The decision to jump on the path of personal transformation can be daunting - and once you are on it, the challenges never stop. You'll be tweaking and letting go and adopting new beliefs till the end of days but you will have chosen to LIVE LIFE EVERYDAY rather than simply exist. It's like any other relationship in your life in that it takes conscious thought and energy to maintain it to the level of your desire.
When people talk to me about wanting to make life changes, I always say the same thing. I ask them to consider, "What's the worst that can happen?" If you can answer that question and know that you will be fine no matter what - that you have the wherewithal to succeed even should the going gets rough, then I say take the risk and live your life on your terms because YOU are in charge of creating your own reality.