Have you ever met someone that cannot see the reality that’s before them? John loves to mention how he’s been married for 20+ years. He acknowledges his marriage isn’t always easy yet says he’s committed for the rest of his life. That’s what the vows meant to him. Yet, John fails to recognize the real troubles. His wife Sarah wreaks of anxiety and depression. She falls asleep early at night and doesn’t even see John until the next morning. Their communication about their kids occurs every couple of days. Neither is the go-to person when trouble arises in their careers. The depth of their conversations is so shallow that you would be a boater that hits a sandbar. Yikes!
John’s family constantly mentions that Sarah will leave him one day and then where will he be. Where are you giving an outsider a perspective that you want them to hear versus telling them the truth?
Now, imagine that you are a kayaker, and you are heading out to kayak in the bay, a body of water less choppy than the open seas. You’re super excited for the day. Ready to move your body in a relaxing way. The sun begins to tickle your nose. The salty water prickles your skin with glee. You set a course to go about two miles. You can see the destination in front of you.
Halfway there. You hear something that startles you. You wonder if some animal is playing with the underbelly of your kayak, trying to tip you over. You look to either side of the kayak and don’t see anything. As your kayak continues to coast, you’re looking so intently at the destination that you ram straight into a sandbar. You were kayaking so hard that you tip over and fall out. Luckily, the sand bar is there, so you don’t fall into deep water. As you slowly beach whale yourself onto the kayak to get back in, you catch a glimpse of dark storm clouds.
A strike of lightning flashes in the distance. Holy cow! Where did that storm come from? He quickly scrambles to figure out the fastest way back to shore and find cover before the storm hits.
Where in your life is there an illusion that all is calm when a storm is fast-growing behind you?
When in your life do you have such a narrow vision that you don’t see the obstacle in front of you?
What reality are you painting that is a false illusion of what’s really happening?
Too often in our lives, we’re so committed to something that we lose ourselves in the process. You then ignore all the signs the universe is giving you along the way.
Where can you take a step back and view a situation or relationship from a different perspective?
Most of all, where are you committing to everyone else but yourself? Recommit to yourself. Let go of the illusion of what you think is happening.
Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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