We're living in a new renaissance where you can learn anything and therefore BE anything you want to be. It's a beautiful time to activate your life on purpose. Sometimes this means letting go of the life you had planned in order to live the adventure that is waiting for you. And there is no better time than now.
Forgot what people said you should do. It’s time to heed the call to purpose.
There’s a side to the ancient Greek myth of Icarus that we forget to tell our children. We know Icarus was arrogant, flew too close to the sun, and with melted wings drowned in the ocean. Lesson: Don’t Be Full of Yourself.
What we often forget though is that he was also warned not to think too little of himself and fly too close to the ocean, where lapping waves would harden his wings and he’d drown. Why did we forget this side of the story? Because flying low is safe, or so we thought.
With a mindful approach, it’s time to push aside the negative chatter and activate mindful self-talk to redefine limits.
Steve Jobs reminded us that “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” When we follow your inspiration and let go, we fearlessly step forwards with faith that the dots in our life will line up.
Yogis call this act of letting go “aparigraha”. The Buddha called it impermanence and said the only constant is change.
It’s time to mindfully connect the dots, let go, and move forward.
Joseph Campbell taught us to follow our bliss. But, often times, following our bliss requires us to let go. To let go of the identity we’ve tried so hard to hold onto and to fearlessly follow the path of inspiration. It also requires us to be open to help. Help from mentors who come along our way and help from those accountability partners we keep close to our hearts.
It’s time to build empowering relationships with mentors and mindfully live out the greatest version of YOU.