Sitting here on Wednesday afternoon with a chance to reflect. I have a day where nothing else is planned, except housework (write or housework, my choice is made) so here I am.
The theme for the day writing, journalling, breathing and listening. My dogs sleeping peacefully beside me and there is just silence to keep us company. I hear the rain, gently hitting the roof and the ground. How beautiful the silence, how beautiful the sound of rain.
We are in a time of transformation, we are in a chapter of our life story. Our routines are gone, some of us feel shaky as we keep trying to move forward. We have lost our safety net, the comfort of our cocoon.
Treat it as a little adventure, a path we have never travelled. We are experiencing uncertainty, confusion and fear.
At 57 I am probably stronger physically and mentally than I have been in my whole life. I feel there is nothing I cannot do. I never stop trying. Trying what? To achieve what I have my sights set on. Even when I think I can’t do it, I keep trying to find a way to do it.
Sometimes it feels like the universe is saying no this is not for you, challenge after challenge after challenge, thrown in front of me. Almost at breaking point, I start to question “is this really for me”. And then just one day, it all falls into place and I’m glad I stayed true to myself.
It is never ever too late to try something new.
Starting something new, it may not come as easy when you’re older, and I’m not talking just physically now, I am also talking mentally.
Physically I can no longer run. I accept that and I find other things that challenge me physically, as much, if not more.
But it’s also the power of the mind.
Fear, is a powerful emotion that can hold us back.
Fear stops us doing so much..
I have a project that is so close to my heart, but I never finish it, why? I realised it’s because of fear. Fear that it’s not going to be as good as what I want it to be, fear that other people will not respect or like it as much as I do.
Fear of looking stupid, fear of being hurt, fear of not being good enough, fear of the consequences that will come from it whether it’s received or rejected by others. Fear of my own capabilities. Fear of what if!
Fear wow, this emotion is so powerful It has the ability to stop us pursuing what is important to us.
Fear can also be an ally. Why? Because it also comes along, side-by-side with intuition, if it doesn’t feel right then maybe it’s not right.
I’m a believer in listening to your gut, because that is when fear can be your friend, it is a warning bell. Sometimes though our egos shout louder than our intuition. We have to quiet the mind to listen deeper.
Fear is what it is, an emotion, just fear.
You are the only one who can choose, how to use your own fear. From this night on I’m choosing to let go of my fear and chase what is important to me. My passion. Will you join me in chasing yours. I am here to support you!
Set your boundaries, protect yourself and your space. Surround yourself with people who support your mission and walk away from the ones who hold you back.
Being okay if it happens and being okay if it doesn’t happen is a pretty good place to be in!
Sending out love and positive thoughts to you all ❤️❤️❤️