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.