Sunday, April 26

Are You Having A Romance With Life?

I just got back from church a few hours ago and it was a great service with a fantastic talk! Essentially the message was a wake up call to really dance with life and the universe and not hold back out of fear and old ideas. Our reverend asked the question "are you waiting to do what makes your heart beat faster, what makes you feel fully alive?" My response was yes and no. The stronger I get physically and emotionally, the more I reach out and try and do the things that make me happy: sing, be in nature, ride horses, sit in the sun. On the other hand, I also let my fears and my limiting beliefs stop me from even attempting many other things that I know bring me joy.
What is it in your life that you would like more of? Is there something that fills you with joy, makes you smile, and completely carries you away once you are "in it?" I have decided to challenge myself even more and reach for the things that fill me up- no more excuses. Are you ready to do the same?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erika,

    I'm a first time visitor to your blog. I really like what I've seen so far, so I'll be coming back. The title of this post: Are You Having a Romance with Life? is wonderful.

    My response to the question is yes and no too. A couple of things I've found that help me from being stopped by the "no" are 1) to fully acknowledge and have lots of compassion for the part of me that's fearful, and 2) to look for what I have decided that taking the action means to me.

    When I do that, I usually see that the meaning I've given to taking that action comes from something painful that happened many years ago, and that it no longer serves me. Then it becomes much easier for me to take the action, and to let in the joy and aliveness it brings.