LET YOURSELF BE SILENTLY DRAWN
BY THE STRANGE PULL OF WHAT YOU REALLY LOVE.
IT WILL NOT LEAVE YOU ASTRAY.
1/5/2019 2 Comments
What life wants
Most of the time, we greet the new year with a set of goals or intentions to communicate what we want from life. I would like to offer a slightly different way of framing our intentions. What if instead of answering the question, "What do I want from life?", we turn inward and ask, "What does life want from me?" When we take a moment to reflect on this, we may glean from our past experiences and find that this question takes on quite a different trajectory. I believe that life offers us the space to cultivate aspects of ourselves that empower us to live each moment in the best possible way we can. It is in this space where we find our inner strength, fortitude, and resilience. These qualities allow us to face the uncertainty and change that is ever present in our lives - regardless of actions we take to try to control the outcomes. Life gives us exactly what we need at any given moment. This question also allows us to call back all parts of ourselves that have fragmented away - inviting us to welcome even the pieces that we have buried deep down. Embracing the facets that make up our wholeness requires courage and openness. Calling back pieces of us that represent different sides of our being means welcoming the part that is happy, but also the part that is sad. The part of us that is not done grieving, the part of us that is optimistic and hopeful, the part of us that is stoic, ambitious, brave... Perhaps this is what life wants from us - to live out what our potential has to offer. We are being summoned to look at what is already within us, to take the veil off our eyes so we can honour who we truly are. When we ask the question, "What does life want from me?" we are, in effect, communicating our wholeness. When we create space for all parts of us to come together, we get to enjoy each moment knowing that life happens for us. We see beyond the surface and open up to a world of possibilities.
I am a lover of life, beauty, and vitality. I believe that we are creators of our own reality. It is important that our thoughts, feelings, speech, and actions reflect our true, essential nature. Through stillness, we can find our true selves. My desire is to share the journey into myself in the hopes of creating a space that connects with others who find themselves on the same path. I hope that you will find inspiration in this place.