“That’s how compassionate life is – it doesn’t have to always be the way that it once was. It can be any way you make it if you don’t give up, if you keep going, if you see that vision and then don’t let your self-doubt or judgment hold you back from taking action.
And most importantly, when you find that special zone where the pain of the world meets what you Love to do, life rushes to your aid to support your purpose.
What if it was your vulnerability rather than your “faux perfection” that inspired others?
One of the trends I see, first in myself and now in others - especially those of us who want to do the kind of work that I do - is that we are trying to be perfect. And there’s a part of us that knows that we are not perfect, we are perfectly imperfect human beings - and so when we try to be perfect, that part of us that knows that we’re not calls BS.
“According to A Course in Miracles, there are only two basic emotions: one is fear, the other is love. You may fear the disapproval of others. Take that risk and you’ll discover that you receive more approval when you don’t seek it than when you do. You may fear the unknown. Take that risk as well. Wander in there, asking yourself, “What is the worst thing that can happen if this doesn’t work out?” The truth is that you will just move beyond it. You’re not going to starve to death or be tortured if it doesn’t work out… Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there.
Whatever is in your heart - this is what you have been sent to this planet to give.
When you connect to and give from this place, you are connected to all other people in that moment because every other person has a heart. There are plenty of people who will support you, uplift you and even be grateful for you for giving from your heart.
It is what we are meant to do in this life. And it’s not something that we have to search “out there” for. It’s all within. Waiting to be listened to. Trusted and given.
“We’ve been taught in today’s world that being negative = being realistic, and being optimistic = being unrealistic. I’m not sure where this equation came from, but it’s totally bullshit.
“My first word of advice is this, Say yes. In fact, say yes as often as you can. Saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to new experiences, and new experiences will lead to knowledge and wisdom. Yes is for young people, and an attitude of yes is how you will be able to go forward in these uncertain times.
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for what we want. In fact, it’s vital that we ask for what we want. The more transparent and authentic we can be with our requests, the better.
“Do not fear. Look beyond what’s dying to what’s being born.