Sometimes there rises up a desire in us so large, so passionate that we feel we may never have the strength to quench it. Will we ever have the time to dedicate to this dream that haunts us?
Will we ever have the resources we need? The money? The support? The courage? The energy?
We can think to ourselves, “Why has this dream been cast upon the inadequate tepid waters of my life… who am I to think this is possible?
Desire is a funny thing… it rises up in us, sometimes waking us from sleep, or interrupting our day in a day dream, or bringing up feelings of longing and discontent in a world where real possibilities seem dim.
You are not alone… nor have you been alone.
As I have studied the human journey, those that have preceded us and those that walk side by side us now, names we know and names we will never know, all of us have within us, when we look down deep, a desire that has engulfed our soul.
Some surrender to it and become those that we edify and hold their success as beacons of hope or as lights far beyond reach.
Desire is part of your birthright. The desire to contribute, to burn brightly, to shine and mark history… if even in the heart of a loved one.
You are special. You are meant to be here. You have something unique to give and to be and to become.
I had a client once say, “There is no ‘reaching the there place’ in my life. I once thought once I do this, and that, and this other thing that I would arrive to that place .. the ‘there place’ in my mind. There is no real there. No period to my sentence. I am a run on. I am continuous. And that is relaxing. Finally I can just be and grow and flow and experience….. there is no ‘there’. There is only here.”
You are here now.
You will get there… and when you arrive there it will seem out farther from you now. I’ve learned that to quench the call of our desires… to make progress… to feel adequate and worthy is to first celebrate what you know to be true now… celebrate what is working.