Thursday, March 19, 2009
Where You Want To Go
"You don't have to go where you don't want to be to get to where you want to be. You can go from where you are to where you want to be." Jerry & Esther Hicks.
So often we throw pebbles in our own path! We make things so difficult for ourselves that we are unable to see the goal past all the blockages we've put up. Then we feel like we are spinning our wheels and getting nowhere, escalating our frustration levels. Then the frustration in and of itself becomes a blockage to what we are trying to accomplish! So often I hear people say, "I would love to do this, but my job does not allow for me to have the time to do so." My answer......GET ANOTHER JOB OR MAKE THE JOB WORK FOR YOU INSTEAD OF YOU WORKING FOR YOUR JOB.
Some of those pebbles we throw down can be jagged beliefs that we integrated into our psyche. Some of them can be well rounded routines and habits that we have a difficult time breaking out of. Sometimes these things, from the outside as well as from the inside, can actually look appealing and beautiful, but are no less an entrapment than something that does not look so nice. We need to be able to develop a certain level of discernment and authenticity in order to actually know what is going to be healthy and enriching for ourselves.
This takes time and patience and a great amount of dedication. Our culture does not promote very well the concept of being dedicated to ourselves as much as it admires those who are dedicated to a cause and sacrifice all of themselves to said cause. Being dedicated to ourselves is a cutting edge concept that will lead to a healthier society. After all, how can we possibly be there for anyone else if we are not there for ourselves and making sure that we are well enough to put out for another? Oh, sure, there is the adrenaline rush and the ego boost that comes with accomplishments that are publicly acknowledged and admired. Frankly, I would rather my tombstone read, "Beloved Friend" than "CEO of General Motors" or something. We need to take stock of what is actually important in our lives. For me it is myself, my children, my Love, my Friends, my animal friends. Within those connections there are many ways in which the importance is expressed. This way I am able to live a life that is enriched and fulfilled.