Do you ever feel that maybe sometimes you're just asking for too much? That maybe you've got it wrong? That maybe what you're actually supposed to do is let go of the life that calls to you and find contentment with what is?
Do you ever feel like if it was meant to be then surely it would be easier by now and that maybe after all it's not possible for everyone and that maybe you're one of those people for which it's not possible?
Do you ever feel that way?
I think about this sometimes. I think about whether it's really true that everyone can create a life they love, doing work they're passionate about on their own terms, or whether it's actually something reserved for the special few.
But I don't believe that.
I believe in loving life now, yes. I believe in being in gratitude for what is, now, yes. And at the same time, I also believe that if something is repeatedly calling and speaking to you on the inside - a lifestyle, a passion, a purpose, a relationship, an environment - then it's possible and it's not too much to ask.
It's not too much to ask to live a life doing work you love. Work that feels natural and joyful and fulfilling and exciting.
It's not too much to ask to support yourself and those you love doing that work. You're allowed to be paid for work you love to do. You're allowed to not struggle.
It's not too much to ask to want to live and work on your own terms. Because I know you. I know that no matter what you tell yourself, your heart knows that you were meant for freedom. Freedom in every sense and every way. Allow that desire. Let it be ok.
It's not too much to ask to create a lifestyle that fits you. We can (and should) all make the best of whatever we have and wherever we are right now. But the lifestyle that calls to you calls to you for a reason. It calls to you because your heart knows that this is the life and lifestyle that will most support you and your joy. Acceptance is wonderful, but preference is not the devil. You're allowed to have soul callings. They're legitimate.
It's not too much to ask to spend your time with people you love. People who get you. People who support you. People who lift you up, inspire you, motivate you and encourage your next level growth. Kindred spirits. Like-minded souls. Your tribe. Your people. You're allowed to want those people around you and with you.
It's not too much to ask to be happier more of the time. Not happy all the time. I don't know if that's a realistic or even desirable goal. But it's not too much to ask to feel good and peaceful and joyful in your life whilst also accepting the normal ebbs and flows of what it is to be human.
It's not too much to ask. None of it is too much to ask. If it arises within you, it's not too much. There aren't rules about what's too much and what's not too much. Sometimes it feels like there are rules. Sometimes others will try to tell us that there are rules. But the rules are all false. Made up lines. Made up borders. Made up boxes. Made up limitations.
Made up of what?
Thought. Nothing but thought. Everything is made up of that. Everything.
And if it's only thought then it's all good because - poof - just like that, we can smush it up and create something else with it. Rules that suit us. Rules that serve us. None of it is real so we may as well create and live by the ideas and concepts that actually feel good.
The only thing I'm really trying to say is this:
The life that calls to you?
It's not too much to ask.
And if you give yourself permission - but really give yourself permission - I know you can create it into reality.
Love and courage,