Why you have to live if you want a life.

Sometimes we want to step towards our life without stepping towards our life.  :)  

We want a job that makes us happy,

To show up.

We want friends that treat us well,

To happen.

We want a life that feels better,

To greet us one morning.

 

And,

Sometimes we push and mold

The experience outside of ourselves,

Trying to build this version of our life.

 

And,

Sometimes,

We resent that it's not happening.

 

And,

Sometimes,

We love that it really does just show up.

 

When we move towards our life,

We blow down old walls.

Open up room,

We never knew was possible.

And it takes courage.

 

Joseph Campbell calls it "The Hero's Journey" for a reason.

Because living the life we want,

Calls to the Hero in us.

We're going to fight big battles.

Some we aren't going to win.

Some we're going to ROCK.

Some will burn away layers,

We didn't know we had.

Underneath is space,

We never understood we could stand in.

 

Don't sell yourself short because you've stumbled,

Crashed and burned,

Or missed the mark.

Your hero is born because of your "difficulties,"

Not in spite of them.

And she's amazing.

 

Get out there.

Expect to live

The life of Your dreams.

YOUR.

Dreams.

 

And,

Expect to work hard getting there.

And,

Expect to be happier than you could imagine.

(Likely defined from a very different perspective.)

And,

Expect to experience

How unbelievably incredible

You are.

And

Expect to ache.

 

Let your goal be to try anyway.

Don't lock down

In comfort and the known.

 

Life,

The spark from where

Our dreams are born,

Is in the Unknown.

It's creative.

It's capable.

It cannot be understood

With anything less

Than your participation.

 

Dip your toe in.

Whether something is possible or not,

Depends on what you decide.

On your willingness to spend,

Some time,

In discomfort and the unknown.

 

Sucks at first.

You'll want to move back to defining everything clearly.

But, eventually,

You start to see

LIFE is in your unknown.

Everything creative,

Disruptive,

Fulfilling,

Powerful

Is there.

 

In the unique yearnings,

Wishes,

Draws

That we're each born with.

That

Somehow,

We must find our way back

To hearing again.