I came across this quote yesterday and it seemed like a good time to ask you………… what are your dreams?
“We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” ~
Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation
I don’t know where you are in your life, what you are doing, how well it is going, or why you choose to be where you are now?
Did you even know it was a choice? I ask, because most of us don’t. It is sort of like the joke I heard years ago.
Husband to his wife: “Why do you cut the end off of the ham and not cook it?””
Wife: “Hmmm, I never thought about it. I just grew up watching my mom do it and I thought that was how it was supposed to be done. Let’s call my mom and ask her.”
Ring, ring, ring: “Mom, why do you cut the end off of the ham and not cook it?”
Mother: “I don’t know. I just watched my mother do it all my life and thought that was how it was supposed to be done. Let’s call your grand mother and ask her.”
Mother to Grandmother: “Mom, why did you always cut the end off of the ham and not cook it?”
Grandmother: “Well that was just because I didn’t have a pan large enough to hold the entire ham. Why do you ask?”
It is easy to see how, without thinking about why we do what we do, we become ingrained with habits and/or beliefs that don’t serve our best interest. It is easy to do. We watch our parents, or hear our friends, or even experts telling us that things need to be done a certain way. It then becomes so second nature that we forget it was once a choice. Perhaps a choice we made without even knowing why.
We have choices.
We have lots of choices.
Can you think of something you do on a regular basis that you just adopted from childhood? A belief you have about certain things, or maybe a belief that things have to happen in a certain way?
I want to challenge you today to look at your life. What do you do everyday, or every week or even once a year that you don’t want to do?
Why do you do it? Do you know?
Today, as the saying goes, is the first day of the rest of your life. Maybe it is time to challenge those things you have blindly accepted, either from family traditions or because you believe that life is supposed to be hard, that you aren’t supposed to be happy, or successful. That you are not supposed to write that book that has been like a seed, growing every day, longing for you to bring it in to fruition.
Today, just for one day, ask yourself why you do what you do.
Why do you do the work you do?
Why do think you can’t write a book?
What is it that keeps you in the same place, always longing or dreaming of a better life?
Take a moment to contact me and let me know what you come up with? I would love to hear your story………. And who knows, maybe share it here for the benefit of others.
Oh yeah, and bises!
I cannot wait hear your story………. Contact me today!
And until then………..Bises!