When I lost someone I knew to cancer, it was a shock as I didn’t know she was experiencing a health challenge; she was a private person. She was also a vibrant, bright, positive person and thoughtful woman. Her death caused me to pause, grieve, and reflect. I knew some of her hopes and dreams, some accomplished, some not.
Life is precious. On your journey here, you mostly get to choose your experience. What are you choosing and what dreams are you still holding in your soul? What do you want to experience during your precious life?
Grieving tends to bring this question into laser focus, as loss is a transition and it forces us to take stock of our lives. We are not the same after losing someone we love, or after a divorce/relationship break up, or job change. Grief breaks open the verneer and lull of everyday life and carries us deep within ourselves.
If there are things you still want to experience in your life and you are waiting for fear to disappear before you begin, you’ll wait forever. Fear is part of life’s journey. You must feel the fear and do it anyway if you want to make headway with your hopes and dreams. My friend demonstrated this by having fear of playing the violin and singing for an audience. As terrified as she was, she did it anyway. She climbed Machu Picchu, lead therapy groups and classes, and was in an online writing class with me that made us all vulnerable. She did all these things with fear by her side, but she did it anyway.
My wish for your soul is that you will begin something you have been putting off and begin living even more fully, right now. May your journey be full with joy, grief, fear, sadness, excitement, and all the emotions of the flowing water element. Feeling and being grounded here on earth IS your experience. Live right now, with feeling!
“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” ~ Seneca