I don’t know what it is.
How were we led to believe that actualizing our dream, whatever they may be, will bring us ultimate happiness?
Like, we’ll finally ‘get there’ and never have to try, ever again.
The thing is, when a goal or dream is tied to something beyond our true selves, we suffer.
Example: pursuing a degree in mathematics when you really adore the arts, just because you ‘thought it’s what you should do’. Or, ignoring your inner passion for writing to work towards The Job, because y’know, once you get to the top of that Job, you’ll be happy, right? Perhaps it comes down to seeking out your perfect relationship. Secret: relationships aren’t meant to be perfect, but they are meant to be REAL.
This is not uncommon. And, if you’ve experienced this? It is okay. It’s your journey and has led you to where you are today, my dear.
The greatest thing we can ever do is this:
Realize that our inner self and outer self are connected. And, the dreams and goals of the inner self do matter – more so than the outer goals, at times. And, that we need to follow that inner calling, and synergize it with our outer selves, to truly feel fulfilled and excited about the work we’re doing in the world.
Let me remind you that not all goals are ‘bad’, especially if they’re aligned with your inner self… I don’t believe in this diabolical nature that we humans give into so often. If you have a true goal – one that lights your inner fire and really lifts your heart with delight, then yes, this goal is aligned with who you really are. Your truth.
If you’re on a path that you’re not sure who laid it out for you, remember that it’s never too late. Never, ever too late. You can always make a choice to change directions and create a new story
Awareness is key
The fact you’re even reading this tells me that your inner and outer worlds may be misaligned, or you may be questioning if they are. Feeling confusion and doubt about where you’re headed in life can be a huge cosmic road sign to tell you to turn around, or change lanes. Only you will know.
If you take anything out of this piece, let it be this:
Life doesn’t begin when the dream is realized. Life is right now.
And that? That’s the big secret of a fulfilling and happy life.
What a relief! This means:
- you don’t need to have everything planned out
- you live in a state of love and awareness
- you feel content about your life
- you easily share your excitement + light with others
- you aren’t constantly questioning everything, because you’re just here
So, now that you know the secret to life, you’ll be able to make some aligned changes for you.
Take a moment to recognize what your inner truths are. What are reoccurring values in your life? Maybe your most favorite memories bring up feelings of joy and freedom. What were you doing? And, how can you bring a little bit of that joy and freedom into your life now? Making small changes allows for more creative control in your life. You will feel more confident because you’re more aligned with what makes your inner self happy.
Lean on your inner truths. Your inner self. Love those needs, desires, and feelings unconditionally. Honor them by making changes in your life, no matter how big or small, but remember: baby steps. They are there, like lighthouses in the night, to assist you in navigating the choppy, and sometimes dangerous, waters that make up your life. The turmoil. The love. The pain. The vulnerability.
You are totally worthy of having the life you desire.
But only you – and you alone – can create the change that leads to more fulfillment and contentment. No one else can do it for you. It’s time for you to take your power back.
You can totally do it. You’ve been resilient before. You’ve shared your heart more than once.
Bring that back to the surface. Live a little more on the vulnerable side. Dedicate yourself to honoring your inner truth.
Because remember: life is now.
Life does not wait.
And, life certainly does not start when the dream is actualized.
It’s all the moments in between that truly make up this life adventure.
Reaching your dreams is just like the cherry on top.
Live the imperfections. Live the uncertainties. Live the confusion.
And wherever you are now? It’s perfect.
Because everything you do, believe, and experience are all leading you to exactly where you need to be.
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