Tuesday, June 17, 2008

a cryptic post

"My darling girl, when are you going to understand that normal isn't a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage"
- Practical Magic (the movie)

Sometimes it is easier to do what we are supposed to do. It is easier to be afraid of the things that other people are afraid of. It is easier to be tangled up in the rules and regulations, the musts and the must-nots, and the 'never done it that way befores.' It is easy to listen to everything except the voice deep inside of yourself.

Sometimes it feels too hard. There's no path to follow when no one has shown us the way, and just because you are forging your own path does not mean that you can't get stuck there. There are ruts in that path, too. These ruts are harder to get out of because they are the ones that we have made for ourselves.

Sometimes the step that is needed isn't a step at all. Sometimes you need to stop being afraid or nervous or worried or jealous or stuck and take a good look around and ask yourself, 'what would be the biggest, bravest, boldest, greatest thing I could do next? What would be the greatest thing since sliced bread?' Then you need to just do it.

Why the cryptic post? I can't explain*, but what I will say is this: just do it. Do what? Whatever it is your soul is telling you to do. You never know how the seeds you plant will change your life. If you don't dare and risk and leap and dance and DO what your soul hunches tell you to do, your dreams WILL NEVER HAPPEN.


... and never is a lot scarier than leaping after your dreams is!


*(Explanation: a good thing happened after I took the most enormous leap you can imagine, but I won't talk about work on here so I can't elaborate - but trust me - THINK BIG!)


daisies said...

:) thinking big is a very good thing ... whatever happened, congratulations!!

GreenishLady said...

If you jumped, then you deserved the goodness that followed. I'm very glad for you! OK. I'll let the soul hunches lead the way. Thanks.

Pecos Blue said...

Congrats to you! Keep leaping high and far and wide.

Anonymous said...

oooh, how deliciously inspiring!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the mystery accomplishment! :)

She Who Flies said...

Thank you so much for this "confirmation" that I needed to get just now. All is well!

I know the risks you took and will take will be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.


enchantedartist said...

Oh Megg! Congrats to you...I'm thinking bigger everyday. :)


Jaime said...

Yay for you!!!!

You are taking all kinds of leaps and bounds in your life right now. How exciting! Keep dreaming big!


Gillian said...

Manifest BIG things! I agree, and congrats to you, on your big thing.

Colorsonmymind said...

very exciting!!!!!!! I am so proud of you for leaping baby.

Jessie said...

oh my gosh, i want to know MORE!!! :)

you inspire me. BIG TIME.

Attaining Creativity said...

From coming from a place where I didn't dare to dream, or dare to make my dreams real, to slowly starting to dream small, and seeing those little dreams come true, I find myself in a place that asks: If I have the power to create these little dreams, what in the world would make me think that I don't have the power to make BIG dreams true too?

Thank you so much for so poetically and richly writing about something that is truly inspiring and true.