Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Loving the Questions

Can you believe we are just almost half way through 2010??? Time has flown by in a blur of ups, downs, happies and sads. Such is life! It's senseless to fight time or the balance of things. And with that, I am peacefully content with where I am in life. I still have so many questions, but I love the questions. I still have so many contradictions, but I love them too. If the true value of the journey is in the ride, then I'm going to enjoy the ride for all of the traffic jams and breakdowns that come with it. Because life is amazing, scary, bittersweet and mysterious. Life is a blessing that we spend our whole lives trying to understand and appreciate. But, as humans, we don't know what we've got until it's gone.

Today, take a moment to reflect on how far you've come. You may not be where you want to be, but be thankful that you are not where you were. Don't worry about how long it takes you, because remember, there is no race, no finish line and no first place trophy to this thing called life. I read a passage recently that was powerful - "Discover your deeper nature, confront it, and find the courage to live according to it." That pretty much captures what life is about to me.

So, here I am reflecting on the year so far and what I'm doing with my life to discover my deeper nature. Likewise, how am I hindering myself? I encourage you to ask yourself these questions as well as come up with your own.

* I have been embracing concepts that make sense to me and feel true for me, without always putting those concepts into action. Am I still afraid of change? Why?

* I am different than anyone else I know. This should make me feel special and unique, not outcast and unaccepted. Why am I still so afraid of rejection? How does this block my creativity?

* You can't have reward without risk or discovery without vulnerability. Why am I still afraid to fail and still afraid to succeed?

* I know the secret to peace and beauty is to believe in yourself and be your own biggest fan. Am I still seeking validation and approval? Why???

Do you see a theme here? I do. My nemesis - Fear. By facing these questions, breaking habits and by doing the things I fear, I increase my sense of power and I overcome fear.

Now you try. Ask yourself the questions and don't be afraid of the answers.

As for me, I'm off to face my nemesis.

4 comments:

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Hey GG! Your self-observations are familiar to me also. I've experienced all of these on some level. The good news is that they can be overcome. Tackling one at a time will give you the space you need to test the waters and find confidence in knowing the decisions and actions you make/take are the right ones. Everything will work out just fine. When you struggle with taking a step remember to commit and providence will follow (this has helped my along the way :-)).

GG said...

Thanks CurvyGurl :) Commit is a signficant word. Commit and prioritize. If our actions and what we focus on are reflections of what our priorities are, then we really have to be honest and admit that we are where we are based on what we pay attention to. does that make sense? If i keep telling myself that I don't have time to work on my goals, and I continue to not make the time, then is it really a priority? In order for me to change ideas into action, it's up to me to take the steps and trust that each step will build confidence and disciplined habits. so now that i've SAID all that, i just need to DO IT! LOL. Thanks so much for the enouragement!!!!

Craig S Palmer said...

Hi GG, You have some powerful things to share with the world. I like that. Your writings touch the hearts and souls of the people. Please continue the good work.
Craig S Palmer

GG said...

Thank you, Craig! That means SO much. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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