Thursday, June 23, 2011
Was That The Jones'?
What do we consider the real world? Is it the shows we watch, the dramas we see around us, or the arguments we are determined to win? Maybe we consider the real world to be the big house, the new cars, and the 2.3 kids (how you do that; I have no idea).
Most of us struggle towards the Jones’ and end up like the Sanfords… no wealthier and a lot more crap piling up around us.
So often we walk through life asleep. How many of us have driven somewhere and when we got there, we didn’t remember driving? Oh come on, we’ve all done it. How many times have we taken the same route to work, peed in the same stall, and eaten the same foods week after week? We are creatures of habit, and too often we’ve become slaves to mediocrity.
When did we become content with settling? Was it the day our parents told us (with good intentions) to have something to fall back on if our dreams didn’t work out? Was it the moment we got married or had kids? When did our authenticity become “that” desire we had to let burn out and fade away?
Well let me just say, right off the bat, it isn’t gone. The good news is, our authenticity is with us forever; we can never be without it. No matter where we think we buried it or what appears to be going on in our life; in our core, we will always have an authenticity about us. It is what we do with it that makes our experiences enjoyable or painful. Just as sure as when we turn on the faucet, water will come out; or flick on a light switch, the lights will come on, so should our expectations be with our greatness.
Let’s face it; we’ve all become jaded in our faith about ourselves. We’ve let other people define who we are; we placated others for their short comings, and virtually dismissed our own successes. That isn’t living an authentic life; matter of fact, that isn’t living at all.
I know it could sound like I am talking about being self centered. ACTUALLY, I AM! But, my self-centeredness has nothing to do with the negative connotation we attach with such words. When I mention the words Self Centered, I come from a place where we could live without want, lack, or confusion. When we decide to originate from our authentic self, we find our desires shift from wanting to get, to unconditionally giving; from the belief in never enough, to plenty to go around; we shift from a life of disharmony, to total and complete peace.
Imagine your family living in total peace, now your neighbors, then your community, next your state, subsequently your country, and finally your world. It is possible; all it takes is one small change within you.
One pebble thrown in the water will create ripples that continue until they reach their destination. Be that pebble, create ripples in your life and don’t stop until you have reclaimed the wonderfulness within you. Your authenticity is waiting to be rediscovered.
It is time to unbury it, dust it off, and proudly display it for everyone to see.
Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time to read my ramblings.