As I continue to work on getting the new website up and running (and recovering from whatever virus I seem to have caught), I’ll update with a great message from Notes from the Universe. These notes are daily reminders infused with bits of humor and a whole lot of wisdom. Somehow, they always call to exactly how I’m feeling, and today’s is no exception:
Here’s the thing. Admission into time and space requires a belief in limits: a belief that both time and space are real; that you can therefore have and have-not; that love can be lost or found; and that you are what your physical senses show you and no more.
These illusions immediately lead you to believe that you are incomplete. Yet, far from indicating you are flawed, they reveal your brilliance by filling you with desire, igniting your emotions, fueling your passions, and catapulting you out into the world where journeys are begun, connections are made, and dreams come true… only to be replaced by new dreams as your divine sense of incompleteness persists.
This is by design. Feeling incomplete does not make you so. It’s how legends are born, giants are made, and history is written. It’s why you’re here. To ever so briefly escape your true identity as you live with an unquenchable thirst that will lead into adventures of grandeur, discovery, and a realization that love is all there is.
Your trusty accomplice,
PS: The truth is, you are complete, you are where you should be, nothing has been missed, and I’ll see you at the ball.
How does it fit your life?
Last week, I had the pleasure of writing about my work experiences for Careerealism’s Career In Progress column. In this guest post, I shared what I’ve learned from the positions I’ve held and how I look forward to taking those experiences and connections with me as I move forward.
It was an opportunity that I greatly appreciate, and I’m grateful for the chance to share my experience and insights.
Check out Career In Progress: For Me, Every Job REALLY Is Temporary and be sure to explore all of Careerealism for great career advice.
Half my life’s in books’ written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages…
Dream until your dream comes true…
Aerosmith, “Dream On”
I never felt more powerful than when I was in France. Yes, I was incredibly homesick and this blog was often the outlet for those many (many) emotions I encountered, but there was something tucked away under the surface there, something strong, something incredible, something that left me breathless, made me feel alive.
It was a dream being realized. Now, it’s a yearning for something more.
One of the writers I met at the retreat is a fantastic new friend and inspiration for me. For almost a year she’s been traveling around Europe and experiencing what I was able to only briefly: drinking in beauty, soaking up inspiration, and discovering the magic in people, nature, and the world. For three weeks, I was lucky to share in that freedom, that creative inspiration of another country; for three weeks, I was on my own journey to rediscover my passion, my self-reliance, myself.
And now I so long to hold onto that.
The beautiful thing about dreams is that you never have just one. While one dream was realized, it gave way to another, greater one, one that has filled me with a longing to return: to experience, to meet, to discover and rediscover.
I’ve realized that I’m not ready to settle down; I feel unsatisfied, somewhat incomplete. There’s a longing, a calling me back to do more, see more, find more. Only I don’t know how to get there, how to reach it, how to answer.
Is this what having a dream is all about? Something to strive for, yet not really ever attainable? Is it a small piece of hope that keeps you moving, one foot in front of the other, yet always one step behind?
I don’t know if I’ll ever attain this dream, fulfill that longing. However, I do know that I appreciate the experiences I’ve had so far, the people I’ve met, this life I’ve led. It’s the journey that’s the adventure, and what I’m looking for is so simple, so natural, so beautiful, that I may just find it where I least expected it.
I’ve come a long, long way from where I was, and while there’s still so far I want to go, I know, in the end, I’ll get to where I’m meant to be, with my dream moving me forward.