What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you is nothing compared to what lies within you” … Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any time we hear these three words, a lot of us just want to run, run as far away as possible from them and pretend that we never heard them! These three words can be the scariest words for us because they stop us in our tracks and make us contemplate our lives, what we are doing, where we are going, who we are and who we are becoming! Gulp! If we take a look, are we going to be happy with what we find? Oh dear! Well, how will we know if we don’t take the time to look?! I know that there have been many times in my life that I felt lost and afraid, seeming to wander from moment to moment and staring at the Fear Monster, believing he is real, not being brave enough to look him straight in the eye and say “Hey, I’m not afraid of you any more, I know that you are not real and you are out of here!” Let’s face it, we all know what this feels like. However, if you are willing, with an open heart, to take a chance and spend some time getting to know yourself, I guarantee you will be very pleased with what you find!
So, where would you start to get to know yourself! People can spend so much time looking at others around them, wanting to be like them, wishing they had what others have, trying to imitate them, they know other people better than then know themselves! It’s time to start investing time into who you are, what your gifts and talents are, what your dreams and desires are, what way you wish your life to look like! A lot of people complain about their lives and all the things that are wrong with them but they don’t want to do anything about it! It seems easier to just stay the way it is, it’s too uncomfortable to change! And I know that sometimes life is not easy, but no matter how your life looks like right now, YOU have the ability to define YOUR value, YOU have the ability to define YOUR dreams, YOU have the ability to define YOUR LIFE!
So, are you ready to invest some time into seeing yourself, possibly for the first time in your life, discovering the person that you are meant to be, revealing the REAL YOU?! It takes a commitment to doing this, because you will come up with all the excuses of the day, all the ‘musts’ and ‘shoulds’ that you need to be doing something else, you’re so busy doing things you don’t like doing in order to keep on living and doing the things you don’t like doing. Ask yourself the question “What would I like to do if money were no object”, how would you really enjoy spending your life? Everybody should treat themselves to this kind of contemplation, because this is the key to finding your treasure!
So what type of person do you feel you are, who are YOU? What do you dream off? How does the world benefit from YOUR presence in it? What makes YOU come alive? Make a list of all the things you love about your life and that you are grateful for, what your strengths are, what you love to do, the type of people you like to be around, the kind of career you see yourself thriving in, the experiences you would love to have, the physical environment you enjoy the most! Start to form a vision of what you wish your life to look like, with YOU right in the centre of it!
And when you have defined who you are and what your life represents to you, what your true purpose and calling is, when you have seen it for yourself, RUN towards it and embrace it and watch as your life takes on a whole new meaning! You will start to align yourself with people on your wavelength, you will grow and expand in every moment, you will represent possibilities, you will become the person that you were meant to be! You don’t have to be concerned with pleasing others in this process, you only have to be concerned with BEING YOURSELF!
So, are you ready to take the first step? I would like to invite you to ask yourself the question “WHO AM I?” Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
So until next time,
Love from me, Marie XXX
Marie Fay, Irish Inspirational Writer, Designer, Life Mentor and Dreams Coach