What if you had it all along but you weren’t willing to receive what you need and you were afraid to ask for help?
I don’t know about you, but I was raised to be strong and self reliant. Don’t get me wrong, this is a good thing, but, the flip side is that I find it hard to ask for help, even when I need it. I may be cute but I am not always so bright!
Recently I have been allowing life to support me and asking for help. We are not meant to do this life alone. We have people in our life for a reason, sometimes we don’t even know them personally. Sometimes, they are there when you need them.
I started writing this post earlier today before I heard of the tragedy in Boston. So many people living out their dreams, pulling on everything they had to run that iconic marathon and without notice their world was changed forever. Whether they were in the midst of the chaos or not their lives were changed.
In their hour of need, strangers and family were there to support them and all they had to do was accept. It is easier to accept help when you are in the midst of tragedy and less so in our day to day lives. So, there was an opening of hearts that occurred today in Boston and around the country.
My wish is that the hearts stay open and do not shut down in fear of the what ifs. Fear is a dangerous thing to carry around. It shuts us down physically and emotionally whether it is personal to us or to a country. Living in fear is worse than what happens, whether it be Boston’s tragedy, 911 or closer to home. It is the what ifs that can stick us and stop us from moving forward.
But, what if, (smile) your life could change in a heartbeat and the sun shone, the birds sung and love prevailed. What if anything was possible, the good stuff?
The Group, who inspires me in my writing, when I let them, tells me that this is our best course of action. Focus on the love on our planet. There is far more of it than anything else, even in the chaos, most especially in the chaos. That is when our very essences rises up to the occasion. We have no time to think. Our hearts expand.
It is our thinking afterwards that gets us into trouble, the what ifs of the not so great kind.
Life on planet earth is full of different experiences and we are the only ones who can choose what they mean to us. We can choose love or we can choose fear.
I know what I choose. I refuse to be imprisoned in fear that is not of my making and so the only alternative open to me is love.
What about you? Will you choose love, over and over and over?
Will you share this writing and perhaps encourage another to choose love too?
It is a choice to stay in love.