Often, we don’t see larger patterns until we have the advantage of distance, whether physical, emotional or chronological. I write for myself to create clarity and to empty out my brain when it gets too full. I often find the concepts of fear and time crowding into words that leak out of my pen. This is an excerpt that speaks to me directly and may resonate with others.
Once upon a time there was nothing, until one day there was something.
That’s when it all began. Time no longer stood still, it raced with every heartbeat and stood still for no man, no one, no thing.
Time was a beast that could not be caged or tamed. It raved and railed against the falling of the night. The sun could not come up fast enough to suit the speed of light that pushed something through the day. So much to do in so little time.
People to save, places to go and pictures to take. There was no peace even in sleep. Dreams brought fantasy to light and took time to a new place of purpose.
More could always be done. Efficiency could be improved. Time wasted was time that could never be replaced. Not enough hours in the day, not enough days in the week. Months slipped by in a stream of rise and shine and falling exhausted into a waiting bed.
Every day brought new challenges to reach more people and offer them help to change their lives and perspectives. Help them to see beyond the walls they built to keep themselves enslaved to routine and trapped in the cage of responsibilities, real and imagined.
A chance to breathe was offered. An opportunity to see another way, to taste freedom and rediscover the energy of being oneself and not living to die and hating the vessel that carries us quickly to the grave.
You can make better, you can do better, you can FEEL better. Hope, energy, freedom, confidence, capability, all wait for you on the other side of everything that scares you and hold you back from where you need to be.
Change is frightening because it leads to the unknown. SHOW THEM what it looks like, TELL THEM what it feels like, LEAD THEM to where they can be the leader. Then they can share the world with those they love and lead them to longer better lives that fill their bellies, hearts and heads.
SAVE THEM from themselves and the habits that enslave them. Offer them the choice, make it easy and appealing. Show them the way and give them the means to make the transition. Fill your cup first, let it overflow and slake the thirsts of all around you. Reach out to find those who need your words, wisdom and encouragement.
DON’T STOP, DON’T REST, DON’T WAIT! Go to them and show them what they need to know. Don’t give in to fear, but persevere. Don’t fear, persevere.
You can change yourself. You can change your world. You can inspire and educate.
Do you find that there are themes in your work and your life that constantly resurface?