We spend so much of our lives trying to figure out what is a good fit for us. We research what car to buy, what trip to take, what movie to watch, what books to read, and so, so much more. Sometimes we think about things for months and months, worried about making the wrong decision. And sometimes we get so stuck in our thinking things through that we lose tons time because we are living our lives out of a fear filled space of “getting it wrong.”
I have been there and done that. Heck, I am still there and doing that several times each week in so many ways. I wonder if I am “ready” for things and spin my wheels getting trapped in the monkey mind places inside of me. Those places that it is near impossible to move forward because I just get more and more twisted up the longer I “think things through”.
What I am gratefully starting to learn is that when we finally are ready to change our lives and make them ones we love, we will run to whatever lifeline is being thrown out to us. In fact, for me, it has stopped being about feeling I am completely “ready” and deciding that I will seek joy, freedom and good things for myself no matter what. I am grabbing onto those things that catch my attention, even if I don’t completely understand why.
There comes a time when we are so tired of living a life of feeling stuck and just icky, that nothing else matters but making things better. Cost doesn’t matter. Time constraints that are real or imagined don’t matter. Staying in a job we loathe no longer matters. Others’ opinions don’t matter. The history of our lives doesn’t matter. Researching things ad nauseum doesn’t matter. What we’ve always done doesn’t matter. All of the things that keep us stuck in our bodies, minds and spirits stop mattering because we finally decide something, anything, has got to change.
At this point, all that matters is running as fast and as strongly as we can towards a life that is filled with the hope of freedom, joy, and possibility. We latch onto that hope like the life line it is to pull us from our lives of pain and sorrow. We wrap that hope around us like a cloak of love for ourselves, knowing we deserve it; or at least willing to learn to live into that belief. We run even with the babiest of steps towards something more.
We are all worth living lives of joy, health and hope. I hope you RUN towards the choices best for you that will open the doors to that kind of a life.