Too often we let the little things in life get in the way of our happiness, and we stop pursuing our true passions as we tend to the things we think we "need" to do.
I remember being a little kid, and being told ad nauseum that I could "do or be anything" that I could imagine. Well of course I took that so seriously that I very rarely gave it much thought, decided I'd figure it out someday when I was a grownup, and then went outside to find my bicycle. Of course that anything dream included me being my boss, but working out the details of that was way too much for a 4th grader. Back to picnics and waterguns.
Now that I actually am a grownup, I realized I allowed myself to catch the "need" disease...at least that's what I'm calling it. What I mean by this is, I've let my imagine die a little bit, and with it I've kind of lost my zest for far out schemes and the crazy dream life scenarios I used to love so much. Where did they go? They got squashed under the weight of the voice in my head, and the pressures of the real world that always tell me I need to tend to this or that first...that if I do what I need to do, then someday I can do what I want to do.
Let's be realistic though...when will someday be here? It's here now, and here we all are still not doing anything about it. So, you know what that means...it's the moment of critical choice. The choice between continuing to concentrate on shoulds (I'm sure you've heard the lovely phrase 'stop shoulding yourself') and putting it off for another day that will never arrive, or taking control and deciding to make it happen.
A very wise man by the name of Eckhart Tolle (someone I will refer to many times in the future of this blog) so wisely said:
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” - Eckhart Tolle
What if we all just started to make NOW the primary focus of our lives, and we stopped worrying about all those shoulds so much? What's the worst thing that could happen?
What we wanted might actually find its way into reality, but it's not just going to appear once you get everything on your to-do list taken care of; you have to make it happen!