October 3, 2012
There is beauty in the mystery of our life. It calls to our curiosity. It invites us to explore. But it also asks us to be patient when we’re anxious for answers. In the landscape of our experience, we crave to know what is coming around the corner. At the very least, we want confirmation that we’re on the right track.
Remembering that I am currently creating the path ahead can be consoling. This isn’t a time waiting. It’s a moment of action and personal power. If I want my future to look and feel different than now, I need to shift my thoughts. And yes, this is an imperfect endeavor because my inner chatter keeps my world looking the same to make me feel comfortable. I’m inclined to lean into what I ‘know to be true’ even while I rail against it when I want something more.
When I’m in this internal conflict, I know the child within is my best ally. She remembers how to get something that feels bigger than just better. She knows how to reach for the magic of her potential. She did it when she learned how to ride a bike.
She fully embraced her desire. Obstacles were simply challenges that could be conquered if she jumped into the learning curve. This child within saw herself riding the streets of her neighborhood. She could feel it! Scraped knees, potential falls, and looking funny didn’t stop her. This child who saw possibilities rather than limitations knew it would take practice and time, but that was part of joy.
Reaching back to grab that sense of delight and exploration is a powerful way for me to face the current mysteries of my life with optimism. It encourages me to be as flexible as my future.