Why Life Is Not Easy…
LIFE IS NOT EASY… when we accept that, it becomes easy!
Life takes effort, it requires change, it expects growth and it takes breaking through fears to ensure that we don’t die full of regrets. Stepping out of our comfort zone requires doing stuff our heart calls us to do but our head says we “can’t”! We have 2 choices: do nothing or do something.
I curled up on the sofa last night and processed what has been a very long and intense few months, finally I watched ‘Wild’ – Everyone has told me I must watch it! I smiled as I saw crater lake, mount hood, and all the magical places where I also walked off an old me last year (ok, mainly drove in an RV!) and the places where I connected deep to the energy of the lands, followed the signs, and surrendered to Gods guidance. We travelled for thousands of miles, bringing peace and love to the sacred places.
When we returned home nothing was the same again. Sometimes, more often than not, I wasn’t sure if I liked the new… I wanted life to be back where it was safe and secure, but I just had to keep doing what I’ve always done… listening to God/Universe and serving and being the best mother, wife, friend and teacher that I could.
What I have learned, is that a life that is growing is always a little bit uncomfortable but I’m comfortable with that… sometimes it gets really uncomfortable and then I’m not ok, but I accept that it’s part of my learning…
I always feel like something is pushing me to do things that scare the hell out of me… 2 days before the Earth Day Event we were hosting, I had some sort of low-level anxiety flowing through my heart, but I knew that was ok, real feelings ARE OK! It was and is ok to be nervous, but they are not an excuse to stop and turn around – to quit!!!
I look back on what has happened in a year, some incredible highs and some big fucking lows. There have been times I have screamed at the river… “Dear God, what more do you want from me?!”
My journey has been and IS about being ‘comfortable with the uncomfortable’ There have been internal mindfucks saying: What am I doing? What if I fail? What if I’m crap? What if I can’t do this..? What if I’m not the person to do this..?
…AND I JUST DO IT ANYWAY! BECAUSE SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME…SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF ME, WON’T LET ME GIVE UP!!!!
Guys, we have to put ourselves out there, be prepared for failure. Do things even if everyone says “I told you so”, or laughs you off the stage, or says you’re crazy, judges you and even betrays you… We STILL have to just do what our heart and soul calls us to do! Because, when we come from that place our intentions are good, then we can follow the call of our soul and THEN the Universe unfolds just as it needs to WE GET JUST WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THAT CALL.
HOWEVER… when we listen to the mind, we can find ourselves lost and in a dark place of mind-fuckery, a place where our mind can weave tales and threads creating a false reality, a rabbit hole that can lead to a very dark cave. Don’t go there… remember, even if we think we can’t…. WE CAN.
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
I wake every morning and I know that the only thing I need to do is BE ME.
Wishing you all a week of BEING YOU… being your truth, your authentic self, guided by your heart and soul in all you do, in all you are.
Louise Carron Harris