Last night, I got an email from a cyberfriend that really warmed my heart. In my response, I found myself speaking not just to him, but also to myself. That happens frequently when I give advice.
If I can offer some advice, I’ll say follow your heart. Since college, I’ve lived in New York, Chicago again, California, Philly, and now I’m in San Antonio and will be moving at the conclusion of this program.
There are moments when I feel lost and like I’m wandering, but I’m not. Don’t be afraid to try on new hats…but don’t be afraid to take them off should you find they don’t fit as you hoped they would. Don’t be afraid to live your life as YOU see fit. Don’t be afraid to avoid the paths others take, even if “everybody” is doing it. Follow your path. Listen to your truth. Learn and know your truth. All the while, stay humble and open. You’ll be okay…but know that finding your joy and place in this world requires you to be true to yourself and do what you’re doing right now…PUSHING yourself. You can’t get something you’ve never had without doing something you’ve never done.
Right now, life is falling into place…even as I criticize it in my confusion, pain, fear and angst. I’m onto something and standing at the brink of discovering my greatness. Â I’m starting to follow my bliss and beginning to understand the rewards that come with doing so. Â Passion = Purpose. Â Do you know yours?
If you follow my blog, you should know that I obviously believe in musical therapy. These are for you…
Lizz Wright – “Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly”
Coldplay – “Lost”
Goapele – “Closer”