Nothing is stopping us. So what are we really waiting for?
We wait for the bus, or in line for our coffee. We wait for the toaster to pop up our waffles. Wait for the moment … the perfect moment to break up, for inspiration, for love, for the perfect lover, wait for things to get better before we act to launch our million-dollar idea (but first wait till there’s enough money for it).
Why? When it comes to life-altering and inspirational opportunities, why wait?
The moment is now. Act on it. Life is so short. In a heartbeat, our parents are gone and we are orphans. Life turns on a dime. Kids grow up in the blink of an eye. Maybe others will launch the idea you dreamed of years ago, the one on which you didn’t act.
One day you look at yourself and have a full head of brown hair, and then you turn around and there it is, thinning and grey. When the hell did that happen?!
We have loves and lovers in our youth, and when we meet up decades later, we discover that the chemistry has magically remained, and the love is still there. Why wait to act? The usual excuses, situations, complications, possible hurt feelings, thinking that no one would understand—these all get in the way and bog us down from truly doing what we are inspired to do.
The same goes for health. I have seen it many times in my professional career and inside my family. People wait for their health to improve (mostly men) but do nothing to make a difference in their lives. They are bogged down, doing the same old thing but expecting some sort of miraculous different result, just waiting for things to change.
They are bogged down. Patient after patient, and friend after friend say the same things. They claim they don’t know what to do, or where to start, so they give their power away, waiting for someone else to tell them what to do.
Bogged down again. Sometimes when other people suggest health solutions, they resist and disregard it, and instead bury their head in the sand of inaction, waiting until a health crisis emerges and they have to take action because now there is no other choice.
The truly inspired will find a way to break the waiting cycle, to prioritize their health, to make it work for them before a crisis occurs. Please, please, please take action on your health. Be aware of your body, be aware of your health and work on it every day. Your body and your life are so precious and time-sensitive.
Wouldn’t it be great to maximize all that you have right now? Maximize it so that you are brimming with energy? Maximize your lifestyle so that your digestion is optimal and thinking processes are clear and fast? Maximize your ability to interact, love, be loved, fully express, to be inspired and vibrant? Would you want that if it were offered and within your grasp?
When we have moments of inspiration, we feel it deep in our core; some say we can feel it in our soul, and it is entirely possible that when those moments happen we cry from the vastness of that emotion. Tears of sadness? No. Tears of inspiration and gratitude? Yes.
The tears are a sense of profound joy in that inspiration, a sense of profound gratitude in finding our true life, our true calling, our authenticity. These moments could be described as doing what we love, being with the person we have loved forever, or one of many other scenarios.
When we have a full sense of who we are, when we are true to ourselves, and truly love ourselves for all that we are, how we do what we do and what we offer the world, we have our authenticity. Does this mean that our health needs to be in balance in order to be fully inspired and authentic? Possibly.
When we are authentic, we thrive. When we are authentic, we speak in other people’s values so they feel heard and we feel listened to. When we are authentic we live according to our true values. Through this we treat ourselves with more respect, reverence, or perhaps self-gratitude and we no longer have to “try” to treat people better, we just do. We do so because they are spirit, just like us, and they mirror our life in some way, and possibly in a beautiful and authentic fashion.
If you have found your calling and it is truly your inspiration, truly your life purpose, show gratitude for it, make the plan, initiate the action and figure out how you are going to pay for it after it’s done. Pay for it economically, emotionally, physically, or mentally. Doing so without waiting … maybe that is your inspired living.
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