What is life all about? We can get caught when we attempt to definitively answer this question, as though there is one answer. We hear these sorts of phrases all the time: It's all about love, it's all about learning, it's all about balance, it's all about the heart, it's all about finding your purpose, it's all about service, it's all about family. Is there one answer? And if we decide that there is, how many other people, perspectives and possibilities do we have to exclude, defend against, minimize or even attack to maintain that as so? What would it be like if we could include all possibilities while choosing what our priorities are? We can choose to have love as a priority, or health, or forgiveness, or work, or money, or service, or family, or God or the Universe or all of these or some of these or none of these.
What is a priority for you? How has that come to be a priority? Did someone you tell you that that is what is most important? Are you trying to get it right? Was there the threat of punishment if you didn't adhere to that perspective? Was there the promise of rewards if you did? Given who you are and what you know now, what would you choose as priorities? From a space of love and freedom what would you choose to place your focus and attention on? What is different now?
What if we could authentically know what our true priorities are? As we know what's true for us we can express it. If we were assigned something to make most important, such as finding our purpose, and feel like we are failing or haven't done it or can't do it, we diminish ourselves, stifle our creative energy and shut down who we are as a form of punishment for not succeeding. This can occur with anything someone else decides for us that we should value or focus on. Now is the time to re-claim our capacity to direct our focus and attention towards what we truly value and give ourselves the space to discover what that is and admit when it feels like we don't know.
There are all sorts of thoughts and feelings attached to the reality of failure. When we feel like we haven't been or done what we should have been or done this weight latches on to us and holds us down. It's a form of punishment or even self torture. What if now is the time to be free of this? What if we are destined to fail when we make life about one thing? Are you willing to fail at what someone else assigned to you as the purpose of your life or the reason you are here? Are you willing to commit to your life whatever it looks like and whatever it takes? Is now the time to know your deep yes? If you would like assistance with choosing beyond failure you can read my blog, Beyond Success or Failure. If you are caught in the reality of trying to get it right and avoid being wrong at all costs you can read my blog Living Beyond Polarity. If you are stuck in the should/should not reality you can read my blog, Putting Should and Should Not's to Rest. How much more can we know what's true for us and receive the love and support to actualize our lives to reflect this?