Funny how the universe works. As I have been struggling to write, to create in general, which for me means holding my voice and honoring my words, I had a little wake up call in the parking lot the other day with an accident. It was nothing major, but it grabbed my attention as I was asleep at the wheel once again. How easy it is for all of us to make certain progress, and then stop ourselves short of our full potential. It is a practice to live our lives to the fullest.
This car damage did not come cheap, I am certain it is in the thousands, but in terms of another life lesson it was easier to swallow than many of the other wake up calls I have received. I will take it as the nudge it was intended to be, and have now set aside some time each and every morning to write. I will not stand in judgment of what I write, I will just put words down. Perhaps they will be meaningful, perhaps not. No judgment. The goal for me is to create, each and every day to hold that space open in my life.
As I have discussed, I gave away my voice, my words, all to often in life. As a caregiver, I believe it is easy to loose yourself in the process. However, being asleep at the wheel serves no one, not you, your family, or the universe. We all have a gift to bring forth to the universe in order that it exist, we are all interconnected. To maintain that interconnectedness takes practice, and it does not come easy to anyone. Think about one thing you are especially good at, baking, running, sewing, reading, music, whatever it might be and see how you treat those areas of your life. I believe when you play music, you take the time to practice. You practice baking or some physical exercise until it becomes a rhythm in your soul. Now when you want to try something different or new, you have to apply the same nurturing to your soul, and even those things you are accomplished in require nurturing in order to continue to blossom.
Set aside some time, it need not be complicated, just do it! We all seem to carry a certain amount of fear, be it success or failure, that guides us and we need to make an effort to release the fear and honor ourselves.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.~Mahatma Gandhi