What is it that stops us from ‘going for it’?
We hear that some speaker is really good to go hear for the new ideas.
We decide that we’re tired and we’ll just stay at home tonight.
A friend mentions this class that is changing their life.
You see their joy at the ‘new’-ness of what’s happening but ‘will it really work for me?’ I remember that one time I tried to do something from my heart. It wasn’t pretty. It probably won’t work.
You are shopping and you see this amazing book that calls your name.
But it’s in a hardback cover. I don’t waste my money that way. I’ll wait until it’s in soft cover or on sale… probably to be forgotten forever.
What is it that calls us to even pay attention to these things? Why do they come now?
What is it about life that presents us with these things that catch our passion, curiosity or desire?
Why do we not honor that part of ourselves? The part that surprises us.
How soon do we stop ourselves… from having a new experience in life?
New experiences in life keep us alive, young and mentally agile. This is proven and it is has even more importance. The initial impulse of desire/curiosity/interest is an energy that opens our minds up to the new experience. Then when we follow through we are making a statement to ourselves that we do desire to continue to grow and learn.
When we follow that inner impulse we are confirming ourselves as being worthy of joy and happiness.
So, the next time you hear about a fun gathering. Go.