Think fresh. Think new. Stop patterns and stop pretending. This is your wake up call. If you are here, you are here for a reason. Accept it and glean whatever you can glean from it and learn a lesson. Master something. One small step is still a step in a different direction. Every amazing journey starts somewhere. This is your chance.
Accept who you are. Right now. Stop and admire your fingers and toes. Pick a “flaw” and give it your full attention. Stare at it so long it doesn’t look the same anymore. See the big picture. Let go of your bondage. Allow your spirit the freedom it’s never had but has always deserved. Forgive someone. Forgive yourself. Really forgive.
Love. Love unabashedly. Wear your heart on your sleeve every single time; having faith that even pain brings lessons that change us, and ultimately, bring us closer to the divine. Therefore we should not fear pain, or avoid pain, but throw ourselves into it and come out a stronger person.
“It’s only after you’ve lost everything,” Tyler says, “that you’re free to do anything.” ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 8
It’s in this self sacrifice that we say “I trust to love wholly, without fear, and with the deepest faith.” What if this was the one step that led you to ultimate happiness? Don’t regret not trying it. Try it on for size and see if it turns you on to amazing things. Watch. If you are open you might notice the little miracles sprinkled in your path daily. Seasoning your life. Giving it flavor. Who knows? You just might begin “walking the talk” and becoming the person you always wanted to be. What have you got to lose?
I close with the insightful words of my dear guide Rob Brezsny:
“Imagine that the whole world belongs to you. The birch trees in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are yours, and so are the cirrus clouds in the western sky at dusk and the black sand on the beaches of Hawaii’s big island. You own everything, my dear sovereign – the paintings in all the museums of the world, as well as the internet and the wild horses and the roads.
Please take good care of it all, OK? Be an enlightened monarch who treats your domain with reverent responsibility. And make sure you also enjoy the full measure of fun that comes with such mastery. Glide through life as if all of creation is yearning to honor and entertain you.”
Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 277