To dream is a great thing, but to invest in believing these dreams could be our reality when they are a complete fantasy is debilitating. Fantasy does not feed us emotionally or physically and if we 'live within' for too long it can stop us from progressing and creating changes with our 'now' for a brighter future.
We are promised many things both as children and often as adults after workshops or reading books ect. that lead us to believe we are invincible or that we are owed a story tale existence. The reality is that we can often work are asses of and still not have that fairy tale. The challenge is being OK with our now, whether we have done any work or not, is really not the issue, because that does not change the outcome of our now. Disappointment and disillusionment can quickly lead to bitterness and resentment and that in turn can ferment and lead us to creating a cycle of self destruction or acting out towards others we deem have caused us to have these issues. This in turn will be the quickest method of stopping us from proceeding with a happy and fulfilled life.
By moving into acceptance of our 'real' life and understanding that we will have ebb and flow of events and emotions occurring naturally and that periods of non events are a completely normal process then we can become more relaxed and move into acceptance of our now. Acceptance that we had a great night out with friends or acceptance that we have a unexpected expense and allow it to just be without putting additional emotions or dialog into it. Acceptance of our strengths and also our weaknesses, being open to change if that is what we want or be at peace with who we are regardless of our foibles.
Moving into a state of 'grace' around who we are is so challenging because of our need to internally 'bash' ourselves and put ourselves down, but it is a continual place that I ascertain to reach. Some days I am a success and other days I am such a failure but my belief is as long as I continue to strive to live both in grace and in my now then one day I may find that it has just become my normal.
"May Grace and Total Acceptance of myself Lift and Lead Me on my Life's Journey"