No matter what our age or condition,
Just to continue on with my thoughts over the quote of yesterday, I am prone to thinking I am too old to do this or that. I should have done it in my twenties or ‘I wish blah blah had happened a certain way in a certain time then life would be different’. Deep inside, I know these are excuses for not taking action now but it sounds plausible and I can probably convince anyone that my logic is not flawed. (If you know me, you know how vehemently I can convince you, :-)) I know the truth, however and only I can challenge myself to try harder. (I can hear Tloml saying “There is no try, only do” – Yes he loves Star Wars – I almost typed Star Trek then, he would have been mortified!).
I look back on my life and at each stage, I have had different dreams. When I was a teen, I wanted desperately to live in the United Kingdom again. I live here now. Then I wanted to not be soooo poor anymore, I finally graduated and earned a decent wage. I wanted to visit Australia and attend the Hillsong Conference. I got to do this and also I visited Japan. I wanted to inspire young girls as there seemed to be so many floundering young people around me, I did it a little but there was so much I did not know at that point. Now I am a mother, my dreams have changed somewhat. They now include dreams I have for my babies, dreams of things I want them to be and do for at least the time they live with me. Now these dreams can be dangerous as if one is not careful, there can be a tendency to impose one’s own dreams on their child. I try to be watchful of that. I would hate for them to feel they had to live their life for me and to fulfil my dreams for them. No, I want them to be free to dream whatever they want.
Now, I have a dream of financial freedom – enough passive income (income that is not earned) to cover all my expenses with maybe a little extra to play with. Will I accomplish this dream? I am definitely working hard towards it.
There are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born
I just love the way this phrase reads. Untapped possibilities… New beauty… Do you believe it? Are there parts of me/you that we may not even be aware of? Sometimes, it is in the quiet reflection times that we really hear our heart’s desires. We really get a glimpse of the dreams we hold deep inside.
I know each one of us was made unique. I do not know what you all believe but I know that within each person is a beauty that is theirs alone. A lot of us do not believe that though. We just plod through life and survive. I just know there is more.
I choose to tap into my heart and see what possibilities, what beauty I find. What of you? Do you dare?