Since starting my own business and taking the long, bumpy, sometimes tumultuous roads toward my dreams, I made a commitment to myself. I will live this life will FULL engagement. There are times, like today, that this is really hard. However, my true hope is that the words below will offer some guidance and support for you, when you’re having a day where it’s next to impossible to see the forest through the trees.
When saying living a life with FULL engagement, well what the heck does that really mean?
It means making decisions you know in your soul to be right, although what we know is right is seldom easy.
It means not ignoring subtle signs and clues and that powerful intuition of ours, and having the courage to listen.
It means needing to believe in something far greater than ourselves, and trusting the process… as hard, hurtful and fuzzy it may be.
It means that we would rather be alone than to settle—ever.
It means not shielding ourselves from the pain of loss. Just because we know something in our soul isn’t right, doesn’t mean that it’s not going to hurt… badly. But we know shielding ourselves and building walls around our hearts only prolongs the grieving process.
It means giving ourselves time to grieve, breath and witness the emotions that are coming from within us. To feel is to be human.
It also means that we don’t hook into these emotions are accept them as a drama in our life. It’s about feeling the emotions fully so they can pass, not so they can take over our life.
It means to take pleasure in the fact that a full range of emotions and to be with each is to be fully alive.
It means that we know we need to be vulnerable to achieve all our heart’s desire. To love fully and openly is vulnerable. We know we must allow ourselves to surrender to the highs and the lows, to just be in the moment.