Walking in the woods the other day, I was thinking about how I need to focus on what I want to do (rather than on what I don’t want) and keep repeating that like a mantra to myself. It’s very simplistic but the things I love to do are to read, to write and to share, and hopefully, help people in the process.
Read, Write, Share. Read, Write, Share. Read, Write, Share.
While walking, the words “dare to dream….and do”, came to me. I sometimes forget to do both, but more often than not, it’s the “do” part that doesn’t get a lot of action. I think, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could spend my time doing such and such?” but then don’t get to the point where I’m making concrete plans for how to actually make it happen. I think that’s what this next stage of my life is going to be about. Taking action on the dreams and inspiration. It’s easy to say “Wouldn’t it be nice?” and then just dismiss it as fanciful fluff. It’s harder to actually take yourself seriously and make the list of what your soul is longing for AND THEN make the list of what you’re going to do first, second and third to make it a reality AND THEN DO IT. I’m reminding myself as I write this that it doesn’t have to be anything monumental; small steps are enough. So there’s another mantra for myself: Small Steps.Small Steps.Small Steps.
For as long as we have breath, it’s important to realize (i.e make real) what is personally meaningful and necessary in our lives so that when we do come to the end of our days, we’ll have a sense of fulfillment and peace.
Dream and do. Dream and do. Dream and do.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!