Ommmm: Persistence – If at First You Don’t Succeed . . .


From the monthly theme blog I write at Nourishing Storm. . .  go check them out!  

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Focus…

On what? Where? The universe is always throwing signs. But I’m not sure if I am reading them right. My world keeps spinning. Pulling me in all directions. I’m not even sure I know what I want or where I want to be, how can I know where to look?

Connection…

To what? How do I know I’m connected to my highest self and not my neediest self? And really, shouldn’t I be doing something a bit more productive?

Beauty…

Really? Beauty. Okay. Like that’s not a total waste of time when I’m financially crumbling and mentally exhausted and tired from fighting the world and its ways. Sure… beauty. I’ll get right on that.

Strength…

Strength is sucking it up and carrying the weight. As much as I can carry for as long as I have to carry it. The world may have packed my bags with a bunch of stuff I’ll never wear but if I don’t carry it around, who will?

Enthusiasm…

Oh yeah, that idealistic little voice that gets all excited about dreams and schemes and new ideas. Silly romantic that knows nothing of how this world works. Yeah, let me get her going and give her a listen! I’m sure she has some wonderfully sane advice to give… Um, yeah right.

Presence…

Presence. Oh wait, you mean right now? What is happening right now? It’s actually a nice day. At this very second, nothing is happening to me. Anything I’ve been angry, anxious or upset about is either in the past, in the future (maybe) or out of my power to change anyways. Hmmm. Actually I’m pretty okay right now.

Persistence…

Try try again…

Focus…

Doesn’t have to be a goal or a destination. Focus on something still and solid. Family. Friends. Love. Some Truth in your life. Your Inner Drishti. See it?

Connection…

Now that you see it, sit with it. Breathe with it. Nothing more. No judgement. No expectations. It doesn’t need that. And you don’t either. It is just a constant in your life that brings you home. You need only sink into its stillness and let it balance you. The connection is found in this balance. With no worry or fear or attachment to the end game. Just tuned in and open.

Beauty…

Got your balance? Good. Now that you have your ground and the world can’t spin you in circles, take a look around. See the beauty. In this this life, in this moment, in yourself. It’s there. Seek it. It isn’t a waste. It brings with it gratitude.

Strength…

Found that beauty in your soul? Yeah? Perfect. The soul knows what it needs and what it doesn’t. Drop that baggage you thought made you strong and deadlift the doubts and fears out of your path instead. You don’t have to carry around anything that doesn’t serve you on your journey. Do not waste your strength on things that aren’t yours; things you picked up out of guilt or fear or anger. Let them go. Sometimes that takes more strength than holding on. Never doubt this: You. Are. Strong.

Enthusiasm…

That little excited voice that believes you can do anything isn’t crazy. It knows what you are capable of. Remember any of the hellish places you’ve been in the past? A scary place you once thought was inescapable? You made it through, didn’t you? Over and over, you made it through. You may have a few scars to show for it, but you did it. You can do it again. Know it. Own it. And keep going after the life you want! You got this!

Presence…

You are here. Like one of those signs with the maps in the mall. See that spot. You are here. You have lots of options. And maybe you don’t know exactly where you want to go yet. But when you figure it out, and you will figure it out, you need to know where you are. You are here. And from here, you can go anywhere you want to go.

Persistence…

Now follow your heart onward, brave soul. Sure, you can stumble. You can go down the wrong path. You can get lost. Hell, you will probably do all three. But you also can pick yourself up. You can turn around. And you can find your truest self, often in the darkest of times. Don’t ever give in or out or up. You are focussed, connected, beautiful, strong, and enthusiastic right here, right now. Believe in yourself with a fierce tenacity. Have persistent faith in you. Seriously. You got this!

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Mother, Wife, Healer, Hopeful Suburban Homesteader. . . Words are my mind's tools; writing, my soul's craft; this circus of life, my heart's muse.
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