The pursuit of...Happiness



Exactly...what if you fly???.....

Over the last few months I have been presented with a few opportunities that I have let slip away because I have either been too hesistant or too scared to pursue.
Taking the leap into the unknown can and is a frightening thing - sometimes you can weigh things up by deciding that you may have a lot to lose if things go wrong....but what if everything goes right? What then will you gain?  You can spend a lot of time and energy worrying about making the wrong choices but sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you have no choice but to follow down a path that you were perhaps not expecting or didn't have in your plans. 

A couple of months ago, a friend re-introduced me to the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.  I had bought it the first time round years ago when I was in a phase of reading self-help books and I didn't really get into it.  This time I brought the audio CD and as I have a long commute into work, I would play it in the car and this time for some reason the messages really hit home. 
It could be that maybe I am in a different phase of my life where I am more open - however, I have always been very spiritual and I truly believe that "what is for you, will come to you" somehow and someway.
"The Secret" believes in asking.  Putting it out into the universe so it knows what you want.  Focusing your energy on the good things you want in life, not what you don't want or are scared of happening.
This sounds so easy and logical but I've found it so hard to put into practice...how often have you heard yourself say "I'm never going to find the right person!" or "It's going to be a bad day today" to simply "I'm always late!"...we all do it, but by throwing these statements out, it is almost like affirming and cementing that this is true.

I can't say that I am able to be positive all the time, that is unrealisitic and you'd probably go crazy if you didn't allow yourself to have 'normal' feelings about things, but I have noticed that I am more conscious of what I am saying, feeling or thinking now. 
If I see myself refusing opportunities, because I feel its out of my "comfort zone" or feeling under-confident or any other negative feeling, I will try my best to talk myself up and out of it and it's amazing how it can really transform your outlook - and very quickly too.

Perhaps what we all need to do, especially as women, is just give ourselves a break! We put so much pressure on ourselves that we forget to just live life for what it is...life is short, take risks, be spontaneous, take time out for "you" and sometimes, just do what the hell you want! ;-)




Love, Ivy George x


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