What would you write if you didn’t fear failure? What would you do with your life if you never gave a single second of worry to what others think about you? Who would you be if you were totally uninhibited, and felt completely free to be who you truly are?
I was watching Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium with my young son tonight after an incredibly challenging week. This one line was exactly what I needed to hear:
You’re life is an occasion; rise to it!
Sometimes we let rejection or lack of support hinder our dreams. Why? Because we’re spending more time worrying about what people think. That’s the deadly trap that stops our hopeful endeavors every time. At least it does mine.
Your dreams are fueled by hope. Without hope; dreams die. Hope and vision is something within you; it’s not found in the affirmation of those you wish to find it from.
And trust. Trusting in an unknown outcome. That’s the hardest part. We finite beings always crave knowing how the story ends. Our life. The result of that which we pursue. We race through our life faster than we read a book.
We know this truth intellectually; it’s wrapping our heart around this that hangs us up sometimes:
It really is about the journey!
So slow down. Relax. Stop trying to know what the future holds. Keep writing, or pursing your art, your dream, or that which you most truly are. When we slow ourselves enough to get into the moment, we find confirmation and affirmation: KEEP GOING.
That’s it. Just keep going. And dreaming. And doing.
Rise up. Your life is waiting!