August 26, 2015
I often feel uninspired but with this sensation of so much left to be desired. It most often happens when too many options overwhelm my senses, dulling my mind and body with inactivity. I find myself frozen unable to make a decision.
It’s blinding the fear we allow to cloud our lives. The fear that creeps its way into our core causing us to see only the could ofs, should ofs, and what ifs. Leaving us certain that regardless of the choice we make, it could have somehow turned out better had we chosen differently. It’s maddening the endless options that we drown ourselves in. It actually makes us unhappy to have more options. Yet we somehow believe it is a symbol of a better life, of the freedom we’re so blessed to have. So we go on pleased with our gift of options while overcome by the fear of making the wrong decision. What if we released ourselves from that fear? Listened to our guts (they have real power), our hearts and inner voices that always lead us down our truest path. By doing so we simplify our lives, making the honest choice, leading instead from a place of love and faith.
I have to remind myself of this nearly every day. On good days I succeed and reflect on the pleasantries of life. On bad days I find I’ve spent so much time looking at and researching my options that I’ve failed to make any decisions or do anything at all. On those days I reflect on all that I didn’t do with distaste. And what’s the point in that? Looking at the world around you through a lens of what is lacking leads nowhere positive. So here’s to more days of leaping with faith and doing! Letting go of painstakingly agonizing over my options and remaining stagnant. After all, you are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.