What’s The Motivation To Do It Now?
You may have heard the expression “Life is what’s happening while your making other plans.”
Well… My life is a good example of this expression. For many years now, I’ve been planning to do this thing or that thing, and in the mean time, I’ve actually been spending my time in a way that is not necessarily leading me down the path of my plans.
Now Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying it’s NOT good to have any plans. In fact, I’ve also heard the expression, “If you don’t have a plan, you’ll be a part of someone else’s plan.”
Now thinking about it though, both of the expressions above, although they may appear a little contradictory; One expression implying that having a plan is good, and the other, that plans are futile, they both get us thinking about what our live’s are REALLY About, and how we are spending our time.
So… Who are you and what is your life really about?
That’s one question I’ve been asking myself for a long time, and this expression I’m creating right now represents that. I’m creating this now, because everyday while I’m making plans to do this or that, I feel I’ve been neglecting, at least to some degree, what is TRULY important.
For example there are a lot of things inside of me that keep nagging at me. It’s like the core of who I am is wanting to be expressed in some way.
So why SHOULD you do IT now?
You should do it now, because there is never going to be a perfect time to do it. There is always going to be some reason or excuse to prevent you from doing what you really want to do; From finally being the person you truly are.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had this idea of how you wanted to act, or thought of something you thought was important to say, but when it was time for you to speak out or take action, you just sat there and did nothing, or acted in a way contrary to what you had desired?
That’s part of why you should do IT now. You should decide to be true to who you are and live now, instead of making plans to start living some time in the future.
Is It Easy To Be True To Yourself 100 Percent?
Certainly not for everyone, and it hasn’t been easy for me either, and that’s part of the reason I’m creating this article right now.
THIS is the Time to be who you truly are, and live the life of your dreams.
I’ve come to realize that practice is very important. The more I put myself in uncomfortable situations the easier it becomes to me.
So… Now I’m practicing the art of self expression. The art of freeing myself from the prison of my own mind. Shining the light into the darkness and unveiling what’s been hidden.
Is there a part of you that’s been hidden, that the world or the people around you need to see? Are you hiding your bright light because you are afraid of what might happen if people see it?
I can relate to you. Now I’m letting that light shine, and guess what? It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of it. That’s kind of the point.
You need to let your light shine because it IS who you truly are, and that expression of yourself has further reaching implications than you or I can know in this moment.
So go ahead and do it now. Be the one you truly are while you have the chance. Do it, even though it’s scary.
The Scary Dream That Inspired Me To Express This Now
I dreamed my wife no longer wanted to be with me, and I was in exile. I was lost in some land between lands, and I was very sad.
At one point in my dream, I was floating in the sky on something that resembled some kind of flotation device, and a giant crocodile was ravenously anticipating me falling to where it waited… Like a hungry wild dog.
The crocodile was Giant, and it’s mouth was watering as it ran back and forth awaiting my fall from the floaty.
While I was on the floaty and seriously concerned about falling, and being devoured in an instant by the Giant crocodile with a huge mouth and very big teeth, there was someone close by. My memory tells me it was a girl or a woman, and she was encouraging me NOT to fall.
I didn’t even know how I was floating and the floaty I was on was flimsy, and I knew if I fell the hungry crocodile would be there in an moment.
Thanks goodness I didn’t fall, and somehow I was in a place where there were other people. They were talking about the crocodile and a search was on to get it before it could hurt anyone.
In this dream I also realized I was damaged. I was wearing clothes that were tattered, and my skin had some serious problem; I think I was also missing some of my hair.
At some point in the dream, I saw my childhood friend George, and he seemed disappointed in me. He told me, in my condition there was no hope for me ever finding a woman that would want me.
Now this was all a dream, but when I awoke from it, I realized how scared I was in my dream and I started to wonder what would cause me to have such a sad scary dream; A dream where my wife was gone, I was sad, some monster was hoping to eat me, I was almost hopeless, and my friend was disappointed in me.
At least there was the woman in my dreams, maybe an angel, who didn’t want me to fall; And… I was finally back in a safe place.
So I thought about my life situation, and how I’m trying to do so many things, but my heart is not in all of them. I thought about how there are LOTS of changes going on and a lot of things about the not to distant future that are kind of scary and insecure for me right now.
I realized while I was thinking about these things that there is no time to wait to start expressing what is inside of me. I realized that I’ve waited a long time, for the right time, to be something I can’t even clearly identify, so I could finally be SOMEONE who had some KNOWABLE value.
Now I realize, I’m never going to become that some THING that I can’t fully identify, so I’ve decided to express what it is I am about now… And I just noticed how much I said I in this article.
So there it is. YOU Be it, Do it, Live it… NOW.
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