Have you ever had the urge to write a book, letter, newsletter, article, or blog? How about a screenplay or script? If you have, how did it feel when that idea came to you? Did you find it exciting, scary, ridiculous, or impossible to even imagine? How many of you embraced the idea and said, “Yes! I’m not sure how but I’m going to take a leap of faith and go for it?” What does it mean to be an author anyway? Is it really about being on a Best Seller List or writing a best seller? No, isn’t being an author about creating something?
Think about it. Aren’t you an author of your life? You are the originator, creator, and storyteller. How do we do it? It’s up to each one of us, isn’t it? Our stories begin and end with the choices we make in our lives. Our stories can include many and diverse people and experiences! Do they remain static or are they dynamic? Dynamic, of course! Each day is different. In many cases throughout the day things change. Why? What you experience is determined by the choices you make for yourself as well as how you respond to the choices that others make!
Our stories can also include experiencing a wide range of emotions. When we allow ourselves to experience them we can feel sad, grateful, angry, happy, loved, loving, scared, optimistic, hopeful, depressed, and on and on. I’m not sure how many emotions there actually are. Wow, aren’t we lucky? I don’t know about you but there are days when I feel overwhelmed and wonder what’s next. Then the next day things can change and a whole new chapter begins. New opportunities open and different experiences show up! Still I can choose how I want to respond to them. Does this make sense? We have more power than we think even when we feel overwhelmed. It’s in those moments that it’s important to take time to find your happy place or the stillness within you. Why? It helps to return to a more neutral place where your mind is quiet of racing thoughts or all of those “What ifs.”
I’m not sure about you but I find that when I’m in that overwhelming time it’s challenging to take time to take deep breaths and find my inner stillness. This is especially true when loved ones or people you care about are involved. I’ve recently been reminded of this and found how much I missed my daily meditative practice. I remembered that I truly am the author of my life and regardless of what’s going on it’s up to me to create time for what’s important and feeds my soul. When I do this I can be of greater service to those I love and support. So many opportunities arise everyday for us to choose our path forward while living in the present moment and learning from the past but not dwelling there.
Whose to say that your story must stay the same? It’s yours to create and change. Are you ready for a new adventure or chapter to begin? Rumi says, “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” What do you have to lose?
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With Light & Love,