What’s your dream?
That thing that burns deep in your soul, whispering to you whenever the noise around you dissipates long enough for you to hear it? We all have dreams, hopes, aspirations. Our soul is crying out to be heard. Over time the screams get louder and the flames more intense, until we can no longer ignore our calling.
But what if you can’t hear your soul’s desires?
Have you have become so disconnected from yourself that you don’t know how to listen to that inner voice, let alone start to act on it?
The most important thing to do is get still.
That’s it. Simply get still. Find a way to quieten your mind, to switch off the monkey chatter that so beautifully distracts you from the real reason you’re here. Turn off technology and tune into yourself. Meditate, go for a run, paint, cook, sit under a waterfall, a tree, the stars. It’s irrelevant how you do it, just set the intention to try.
Sometimes we don’t take a step towards our dreams for fear of the bigger picture.
We feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what potentially lies ahead of us. Freezing and stagnating in our own procrastination, we become apprehensive about taking a step in case it’s the wrong one. Scared that a wrong decision will send us on a wild goose chase that needs unravelling later, we prefer to remain stuck.
But I’m here to tell you this.
Take a step, just one. It doesn’t have to be a massive leap of faith where you feel as though you’ve jumped off a mountain with no parachute. It can be the smallest movement forward. Because any movement sends out the positive message to the universe that you’re ready. You have the intention and courage to embrace the next stage of your life, even if you don’t know where it will lead you. And that’s okay. You’re not supposed to know.
You’re not meant to have all the answers to your future.
And if you did, guess what? You’d be so put off by your own journey and what lies ahead, that you may choose to opt out and bury your head in the sand instead. You’d question how that one step could possibly steer you to where you need to be.
Convincing yourself that the journey ahead is so vast, that ignoring a tiny step would make no difference anyway. The universe wouldn’t even notice, right? Wrong. As Steve Jobs said “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference.”
How true is that? If someone had told me five years ago where I’d be right now, I may not have signed up for my own lifetime membership package. The trials and tribulations that I’ve endured would not have appealed. Preferring to avoid them at all costs, I’d have hoped that ignorance led to the hard stuff disappearing in a puff of smoke. But as I say that, I also know the incredible journey would have been missed. With all the heartbreaking lows that lead me to appreciate the unbelievable highs and happiness created along the way. The opportunity to connect with so many amazing people who have surrounded my life, even if just for a fleeting visit. This too would have been lost. So I’m here to encourage you.