When I was out in Utah a few weeks ago I saw this quote on my daughter's vision board:
When you're happy for no reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract hpappiness from them. You don't need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.
I needed that reminder this morning, for sure! I was perusing the items in my Google Reader, and read a post from Alexandra Franzen that made me sad. Was it a sad post? No, it was not - it was actually spot-on, excellent advice! So why was I so sad after reading it? Because I realized that NOTHING in my current paradigm was in alignment with my core beliefs. I've been chasing my tail for months and trying to follow everyone else's agenda and I'm OVER IT!!!
Thankfully, I'm at the wrapping-up phase of The Job From Hell, and it has provided funding for a break, which I fully intend to take to realign myself and get back to What's Real for me. Time to step into my "real-ness" and do what I really want to do instead of what I've felt like I have to do. Following the advice I gave my son recently - take a leap of faith and see where you land and/or if those wings sprout and you fly...