In life we can easily get caught up in the race and forget to check if we’re going in the right direction. Or even if we’re on the right track. And we usually never stop to question whether the track we’re on is the right one for us anyway.
From the time we were little we’re told what we’re meant to do; get a job, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have kids, you know the story…
It’s a formula that’s been handed down to us from people we trust. But when we’re truly honest, are these people that we love and trust really happy? They’re giving us advice because that’s what they think will help us have the best life, but as Bob Dylan would say; these times, they are a changin.
They’ve made their choices and done the best with what they’ve had, but does that mean we need to follow down the same path?
And what happens at the end of it all, if you’re not happy? What then? Do you ask for a refund if it hasn’t turned out?
Well, don’t worry cos we can stop the steam train whenever we want, we just have to press the bell.
And it’s never too late to press the bell.
So what’s holding you back then?
The biggest challenge for most people is that they’re too scared to be honest. Most people that aren’t happy secretly think there’s no solution for it. They think their plight is futile so they go on pretending, burying the truth deep inside.
They fear that there’s no hope for them so they carry on pretending (without realising everyone else is pretending as well).
But that’s where we’re wrong.
While it might seem that there’s no solution, it only appears that way because the truth of the situation is is hidden from the light of day. We have to accept the truth first, and then our answers come. They might not come right away, but they will come. We have to be brave enough to open the door first, without knowing where it’s leading to.
The universe needs space and time to respond, but it won’t respond at all if there’s no invitation.
Don’t be scared to admit your life hasn’t turned out exactly as you planned. It’s that way for almost every single person.
It’s time to be the fearless tiger and speak up.
It’s okay that you’re not happy, it’s a normal feeling to experience. And by admitting it (even just to yourself) you’ve just moved one step closer to feeling better – genuinely better.
PS. if you’d like some help contact me at Waking Life. You never have to go through it alone – that’s what I’m here for.