So it’s 2:41 a.m. and I am wandering through some old journals to see where I have been and perhaps affirming where I am going when I bumped into this random collection of thoughts. I don’t know if the exact words are mine or borrowed from someone I thought of as genius at the time, except for Michelangelo’s of course, because he was a genius. They feel encouraging. They feel empowering and they feel like they need to be shared:
- “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it” & “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free”. – Michelangelo. Keep your eye on your purpose, your WHY, and let the “form”, your Angel, reveal itself.
- Don’t make the memory about getting off the roller coaster and being sick, make it be about the stars you saw on top of the ride, the people who looked like ants below, and the gobs of fun you had squealing and laughing.
- The outside isn’t where your purpose lives.
- Write what wants to be written.
- Do what your heart wants occasionally; to play, explore, delve in, get messy, trust, be trusted, talk about whatever you want without worrying about how you are perceived.
- Starting with a bunch of “should”, crossing them out & moving onto the “want” and let the fun begin!
- Let go of expectations, mine and others, hiding my true desires, limiting beliefs, trying too hard, not being good enough, confusion and indecision and resistance.
What would your life look & be like if you stopped living up to other people’s expectations? What if you played with this question for a week and let yourself be as carefree as possible? What would happen? It may or may not work for you but wouldn’t it be illuminating to know? Will you give yourself this gift today?
Good stuff right? So let’s take it up a notch with a challenge:
And I’ll close with, “The way this works is, you do the thing you’re scared of and you get the courage after you do it, not before you do it.” George Clooney in Three Kings.
Like, comment and share your challenge outcome … or not. No worries. You are still important and valued and you will always have a seat at the table.
Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.