… So how do THOSE all fit together?
I get these “emails from the Universe” every weekday. Some days they’re pretty out there, yet other days, the brief statements just, well, speak to me.
Monday’s was one of the ones that spoke to me:
There are so many things you don’t know. Things, quite frankly, that you can’t know. About the magic, the unseen, and the miraculous logistics that can so swiftly change a life. It’s enough to daunt even the hardiest of souls. But, then again, one needn’t learn the mysteries of the wind, to sail effortlessly around the world, either.
That last part (…one needn’t learn the mysteries of the wind, to sail effortlessly around the world, either) made me sit up and take notice.
Sometimes, it’s not about pursuing the same path.
Sometimes, it’s about jumping, and knowing (and hoping) the path will appear.
Dogged determination and persistence are all well and good, but, well, sometimes you just have to trust that a change in direction is the right choice.
This has been a hard lesson for me to learn. Of course.
And yet, I’m closer than I have been.
Finding MY true North… what an idea!
I also follow 2 bloggers who alluded to this idea in posts recently.
Katie, at Talk Less Say More wrote a wonderful post a few weeks ago (I’m chronically behind on blog reading…) that “Not everyone is going to resonate with your message, vibe with your energy, understand your humor, see your heart, believe in your mission, or want to stand by your side… YOU BE YOU. I’ll be over here BEING ME…” (http://www.talkless-saymore.com/that-moment-when-you-need-to-take-back-your-power/
And then Lindsay, from Bourbon, Lipstick, and Stilettos, posted about Enjoying the Simpler things. One of the paragraphs really stood out to me: “My hope for you is that you’re able to enjoy the simple things. That you make time for you. That you’re able to enjoy reading or writing or creating. That you’re able to enjoy those you love. That you can get out of bed and enjoy a beautiful, warm spring day. That you’re not accepting nonsense. That you say no to shit that doesn’t serve you. That you feel free from pressure and sadness. That you feel happy. That you feel free.” (http://bourbonlipstickandstilettos.com/2019/03/enjoying-the-simple-things-a-challenge/
What a concept! Not hurting others, or neglecting them, obviously, but finding what feeds YOUR soul. What makes YOU happy. And, as Katie said, remembering that is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea.
Being comfortable with being me. I like it.