Is this all I have to do? Relax? How simple is that? Or is it?
I just finished watching one of Oprah’s inspirational videos. I didn’t go looking for it, it appeared on one of my daily social media venues. I clicked on it and followed it over to YouTube so that I could get the whole video. I am glad I did because it never ceases to amaze me, still, how messages show up just when I need them.
The deadline for my blog this week came quick. I started to feel a bit of anxiety, wondering if I had anything to write about. What do I have to share I wondered? Isn’t it interesting how most of us don’t think we have much to share because we don’t think it’s important, interesting, or of any value?
I believe that each of us has had experiences that would be beneficial for others to hear. What keeps us from sharing them? I think we know. For me it’s fear, most of which, having to do with fear of judgment. Yet I have this strong sense toward continuing to share my experiences. So I listened to the guidance, as Oprah talked about in her video.
I moved to the Western Carolina Mountains in 2007. Prior to moving here I had the vision of moving to the mountains to provide my children with a different way of life and to discover what the strong pull was for me to come here. I did the footwork. I packed up our belongings into a U-Haul truck, and on our way we were. We had no home to come to, nor a job waiting for me. I questioned and wondered if I had made the right decision. Yet, somehow I knew that I had done my part and that everything would work out. And here I am nine years later to tell you that it did!
My biggest gift thus far on this journey of mine is that I’ve learned that I don’t need to compare myself with anyone else. I don’t need to worry about not knowing exactly what I’m suppose to be doing every step of the way. The way shows up for me as I show up for it.
I have found that when I take the time to be still, to take deep breaths, to be grateful for who and where I am at this stage of my life, I know that I am exactly where I am suppose to be and doing what I am suppose to be doing at this moment. In this space, the fear of the unknown leaves me and I know that I am part of something much bigger than my fears. There are no coincidences, this I know to be true for me.
So let’s relax, everything is going to be okay.
Your courage to follow your convictions and your dream are truly rare and admirable in a world cluttered with obstacles to mindful daily consideration and meditation. Glad that you have found your way so you can share your inspiration with others.
Thank you for your kind words Stacey.
Ty♡ I needed to hear this message today♡
Thank you for your comment Hannah. I’m glad you heard what you needed to hear.
Today, I woke up wondering if I was where I needed to be. Thank you for providing me with the answer!
Thank you Joanne for sharing your experience.