Do you find yourself waiting for the time to be just right before you can get to that project or pursuit that you enjoy? You’re not alone. Oh, sure, you do the urgent things. You put out fires and do the laundry. You tend to work and family.
The question is not whether or not you will do what you have to do and what others expect.
The real question is whether you will listen to what your heart is whispering and do those things that are important but maybe not urgent. Those things that feed your soul. The things that you’ve been saving for a vacation day, a quiet time, retirement, another day, another life. The things that, in the doing, help you grow and learn and create a satisfying life – your best life.
Here’s the reality:
The time will never be perfect.
There will always be one more meeting to attend, carpool to drive, project to complete, errand to run.
Your calendar will rarely show glorious white space.
Your deck will never be totally clear.
Your ducks will probably never be in a row.
What. To. Do!?
Nike says “just do it”. We know that’s not always easy. There are years of habit that have trained us to do everything else first.
In the midst of the chaos and the heartaches of everyday living, where can you begin to live your best life?
Some ideas to consider.
Pause for a moment and imagine how it would feel to drop any hesitation and give yourself permission to listen to your heart’s song.
Listening begins with awareness of the fact that there is a voice inside you that speaks from the most honest part of you.
Listening can be as simple as being aware of what thoughts and ideas are bubbling to the surface and not dismissing them.
Listening can be as easy as being curious about what it would be like to follow that train of thought and see where it takes you.
Listening and acting on what you hear is not frivolous. It is essential to a life worth living.
What song would your heart be singing if you stopped and listened? How will you create the space to get to it?
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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