Thanks to another fellow blogger, Diane Reed, I came across this post I missed by Emma Capell she wrote back in 2013 at “Anyway I Digress“. It speaks a lot to what I feel and struggle with and she puts in all in perspective for me.
Emma and I have the same passion sharing these posts with you as part of our continual search of within and without. I can’t say it any better than this when she talks about what her vision and mission are:
My vision is to improve the quality of others’ lives (make you happier) by giving you ‘fresh eyes’ with which to interpret and therefore navigate what life throws at us.
If I can make one person happier as a result, it will be worth it!
My mission is to create a tribe of like-minded people, open to learning and maturing, who connect with other subscribers and contribute comments and advice. The positive energy and healthy attitudes will help to rub off on each other and improve the quality of lives by rubbing off on those we love also. I can’t do it without you.
So, here’s a little taste of what I’m talking about in Emma’s writing and her reflections. It’s a lot of what I’ve been feeling lately. I hope you enjoy it and that it speaks to you and gives you food for thought as much as it did for me:
So, if we figure out what we were put on this planet to do, what we would feel unfulfilled in life on some level if we didn’t do. Would we rush to do it?
Hell no, probably not! Our resistance rises up and stops us. It would make us anxious doing that thing we want to do, so some part of our brain says don’t do it, be safe, stay here on the sofa and eat and watch TV instead. And I do!
Do you have anything inside you, which you often ponder on and even sometimes declare you will do, but don’t even get started? For me I would like to write a book (fact or fiction) on relationships and love, or paint paintings, or create videos or an online magazine, or be the next Oprah or be a career/life coach and help people like Barbara does, or be the person that escorts VIPs onto their private jets and yachts, making brilliant conversation in 4 languages (when I’ve fully mastered them) and making them laugh along the way (most odd I know, why am I sharing my weirdest secrets here?), or write hit songs in the style of Christina Aguilera for my singing daughterKatrina Capell, or in the style of Adele for my singing daughter Lucia Capell, or be a public speaker on some subject or other (yup, got over my fear of public speaking luckily) or, or, or….. Do you see my problem? A true Scanner (jack of all trades, interested in far too many things to settle on just one).
But less about me. Have you ever brainstormed like that? Perhaps if you did it every day for a week and exercised that muscle, you might find furtherdreams hidden in the recesses of your wishing brain. And just maybe if you found/created a large enough group of people, they could help you achieve one of your dreams and remind you to keep going until you got there even if you had to back off for a couple of months in the middle of your journey and be mentors to each other.
And who knows how you’d feel if you achieved a dream? You might hate it. Am I afraid of success? You bet. Why would anyone pay me large sums of money to do anything which I find easy and surely anyone else could do? I would feel almost guilty. Well I plan to overcome all of that and just bloody do it! Forgive my potty mouth. It seems appropriate. If it brings in money which I can accept, great. If not, at least I will feel fulfilled.
Wow this was a bit open, even for me. If you don’t laugh at some of my dreams, above, I won’t laugh at yours. Apparently you should never share them with friends and family, only to strangers and preferably strangers who have already praised you and you feel comfortable sharing with. So I hereby say that you are all awesome people for being bloggers, being open enough and motivated enough to want to give you time free of charge to other bloggers by sharing your wisdom and thought with us. You are all even more wonderful for reading my blog at all and reading this far today.
Do you dare to reveal any dreams here in the comments? They don’t have to be something necessarily achievable, in case you hadn’t noticed :)!
Haven’t you ever wondered why you’re here and what you’re supposed to be doing? I have — many times — and stalled in the process of challenging myself to do something about it. If I’m honest, there are times I find I like my couch way too much.
I can surely relate to what Emma is talking about and have to admit maybe I don’t do some of the things I’d like because I’m not wanting the success and all that goes with it?? (Hmmm, that’s a true confession.) I don’t really have any answers on how to change that other than to keep working on it to get better. I keep trying.
At this stage of my life, I’m just discovering my dreams and what I’d like to do. Most of my life was spent doing for my family and supporting hubby. It’s different now and I’m enjoying the freedom to process it. There are dreams coming into my life I never pictured (i.e., pine cones — perhaps travel, a little more writing and hopefully talking podcasts — who knows).
I’m in awe with how my life is unfolding and what is manifesting. When I open myself up and free the energies that have been holding me back, there’s no limit to what opportunities the universe will present to me and to you.
What are some of things you’ve been dreaming about but just haven’t gotten off the couch, yet? What is stopping you?
Happy Friday everyone — hope you all have a great weekend. If you’re watching the Superbowl this Sunday — enjoy — and don’t mind me if I cheer on my Denver Broncos!
Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table