Finding the way forwards

George Eliot. English novelist, journalist and translator said: It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.

George was clearly speaking about the dreams we keep within our souls, the visions or the sceneries that we feel connected to. As humans we often see, feel or hear things that shape our minds but fear to follow it through any further. We may become absorbed in an inspiring conversation or be taken away by a beautiful imagery or holiday but ignore the full meaning.  

Nearly all of us can recall a time in our lives where we wish we had paid more attention or taken note of a particular building or opportunity. We may have heard our friends talk about their exciting new career paths an admire their confidence but felt an emptiness because we have forced ourselves to believe that we are not capable of achieving the same level of recognition and may have experienced the following:
 
  • Lost in a cloud of thought
  • Feeling that all paths have been blocked
  • Unable to make sense of the physical world
  • Feeling that nothing really fulfils  – even if you buy new accessories
  • Feeling constantly bored and frustrated
 
 When we feel this way about our lives it can be hard to believe that we are all connected to each other in some way.  Chaos pulls as back into a tight space. We may even feel useless, tired and hungry for change, our search for spirituality or enlightenment can seem as if we are constantly trying to pick at the opening of a sellotape roll! But great spiritual teachers and even Jesus Christ himself expressed that we must look inside ourselves first as “Heaven in is within you”.
 
If we fail to connect with ourselves then we fail to connect with the universe, we forget what is really true. Even material can block our view in life and we may feel as if we have to follow a particular trail of thought or a particular set of values or rules which don’t really work for us anymore.
 
 
Be honest with yourself!

 
The first key to breaking free is facing up to the reality within yourself, if you admit that you are not happy anymore then you are almost half way there! Don’t like your job anymore? Admit it! Don’t like the way people speak to you? Tell them!
 
Once we face the obstacles that are blocking our view, the universe will also hear us too and we will begin to unravel unwanted thoughts and circumstances.
 
 Don’t beat yourself up about your age or circumstances!
 
The problem we cast upon ourselves is how old we look and feel. But in truth it is never too late to be what you might have been!
 
Late bloomers are forever being identified as the world become susceptible to those that have been shut in the closet for too long!
 
 
[1]In art "late bloomers" are most often associated with something called “Naïve art”. This term is used for untrained artists so fits those who start late in life without artistic training. For example, the classic late bloomer is Grandma Moses whose painting career began in her seventies after abandoning a career in embroidery because of arthritis. Another example is Alan Rickman who did not begin his career until he was 28, having operated a graphic design company before then. Some stars did not even find recognition until much later! Richard Farmsworth for example became an actor after 40 years as a stunt man! And these are just very few examples of people making success later in life. It is vastly possible that all of us can find a new corner to fit into if we put our minds and energies to the test!
 
You might want to try the following to engage yourself a little more…
 
 
Fine Quietude

 
You might want to start the day by waking up as early as you can.
Yes this may seem like a hideous thing to do but imagine the uplifting feeling of watching the sun rise with no noise, no kids, and no chaos. You can also use the time to think about you and you only! Think about future goals or really enjoy your breakfast, savouring every mouthful.
 
Empty your inbox!
 
Most messages that we store in our inbox we never actually read again. Hoarding can make us feel overloaded. Even if it is a message from an ex lover, if you delete it you may well start to feel a little lighter- there is something pleasurable about letting go – it puts you back in the driver’s seat. With each device that you decide to empty imagine a new energy filtering through and filling the space with something more rewarding.
 
Become excited about your “TO DO” List.

 
Many of  us won’t stick to “To do lists” . This can be for many different reasons. Most of us don’t feel we have enough time or can not find the right level of motivation and this is why it may be a good idea to try and lift the veil of negativity and instead try an alternative method. Such as giving yourself a small time limit. Say 5 minutes a day to work on a project you have always wanted? Even if it just means a tiny bit of research, something is better than nothing! Rather than thinking of “To do  lists” as boring routines try and become excited and instead see it as a new branch that has fallen in your direction to help keep you on your toes!
 
 
Quotes:
 
 http://www.geonius.com/eliot/quotes.html



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