There came a point in my life where I decided to let go. I was for the first time in my life making a conscious choice to NOT control EVERYTHING. I no longer looked to the future and tried to predict what would be around the corner. I was not afraid. I was at PEACE and let myself see the TRUTH. I lived in the moment all while losing my dad to pancreatic cancer. I continued to stay in this space even when my job was eliminated from a company that I had been with for 20 years.
Throughout this time I just knew that everything was going to be okay. FEAR did not exist. I had FAITH. I felt it deep within me. I was confident that all was headed in the right direction. I had learned so much about what it meant to be truly alive.
And then came Devoted to Me. I knew the moment I created this concept that this is what I was born to do. I had found the answer to a better life for not only me but for the world!
I have never felt so sure of anything in my life. In many ways, somewhat naively, I felt as if I had crossed some imaginary finish line. I felt as if I had reached my destination once I knew what it was that I was meant to do with the rest of my life.
And what do I feel now at the one year anniversary of Devoted to Me?
While I have learned a great deal about LIFE and what it means to have FAITH, to see the TRUTH and to offer PEACE, I will never know enough.
As long as I’m alive I will never reach the finish line.
We’re not meant to. That’s the biggest lesson I’ve come to understand over the past year.
We have so much to learn over our lifetime that it will take our entire lifetime to learn them. And no matter how much we think we’ve learned we will be tested, not only to see what we’ve learned, but also because we can always do better.
We need to dig deeper.
These tests will be disguised as sudden stops and detours along our path. We won’t always notice that we’re being tested at first. At times we will become frustrated, angry and even let FEAR take a hold of us. The need to control and predict will creep back in. We will forget that we’re not supposed to reach the finish line even if we know the path we’re on is the right one.
But the moment we do remember that we’re here to learn and learn and learn again we will once again feel inspired to take from LIFE what it is willing to give us; challenges and all.
We will feel ALIVE and full of HOPE and PROMISE for the future because we will once again remember that we are ALL meant for so much more.
We will accept that while there is no finish line, the journey is the most important part anyway.
Until next time….
Devoted to Me begins with me and continues to you. Accept it. Pass it on.