As so often happens, the words emerged as I was rising out of my meditation this morning.
And then I forgot them.
I scrunched up my eyes, scrunched up my face into a grim expression and fought to remember the words that had hit me like a potent cocktail just moments before.
Relax. Breathe, the voice of wisdom from within me whispered.
And the words emerged.
We can either do life or be done by life. There is no in-between place where life is not happening.
There is no in-between place.
Where are you in your life today? Are you standing in your power? Standing in your voice, speaking out in loving kindness for what is true for you?
Or, are you letting life have its way with you? Letting life dictate the ebbs and flows, rhythm and tempo of your journey? Stuffing down the words you yearn to speak, the actions you ache to make?
It’s often been said, ‘life is not a dress-rehearsal’.
It’s the real deal. The real thing. And we only have one crack at gettin’ ‘er done.
Get on with life today.
Breathe deeply and tell yourself, this is not a dress rehearsal. This is my life where I stand tall, speak up and let out all the wonder and magnificence that lives within me, just waiting for me to wake up and set it free.
It’s easy to feel defeated. It’s easy to feel like life is a daily struggle to get by, moment to moment, without any thought for the quality of each moment passing by.
Being passive in life is easy. It’s what you’ve done for so long. It’s how you’ve felt for the forever past you can remember.
Being passive in life doesn’t get you anything other than more misery, more feeling defeated, more feeling like you’re not worth the bother.
Give it up.
And hold on.
Hold on to the belief that if you don’t turn up and speak your truth and live your life as if it’s the only life you’ve got, no one else will. No one else can.
Sure, there are rocks on the road, hills to climb, obstacles to overcome.
And so much more.
There are sunrises to witness. Sunsets to breathe into.
There are rivers to swim and seas to cross.
There are mountains to summit and ocean deeps to dive into.
There are pools of love to fall into. There are arms to embrace and smiles to share.
There are moments to experience the wonder and awe and pure joy of being alive, being here, being you!
Don’t let life do you. You do it!
Go on. You know you want to. Go ahead. Do life!