You have worked hard. You have skillfully juggled.
You may have started with a specific goal in mind or you may just have grabbed opportunities as they presented themselves. No matter the path you took you have a certain measure of success. For awhile now, though, something doesn’t quite feel right. The satisfaction you first felt is harder to grasp. Some of the things that kept you spinning are no longer there. Perhaps it is that your children have grown and are no longer such a large part of your time allocation. Perhaps it is that you have got that corner office with the view over the city but you hardly look at it any more. There is an increasing sense of an empty space that cannot be filled by just working harder, longer.
The things that once excited you now hardly rate a response but you feel ungrateful because, well, by most peoples standards you have it all and should be happy.
Or perhaps you have built your own small business and it is ticking along well. You can do it in your sleep now. Yet when you think of your self still ticking along the same in 5 years, even one year you just want to scream.
Trapped by your own success, by your own competence.
Living a life impersonating yourself.
To find yourself again, to rekindle the dreams of who you once were, you need to go inwards. To find that place of stillness, the space where creativity wells up. The place where the dreams of the girl you once were, still live.
5 Lessons from the Wisdom of Horses to get you unstuck.
Breathe – give yourself the time and space to follow your breath into a place of stillness and relaxation.
Observe – see with fresh eyes. Look at things as if you are seeing them for the first time and not from the habit of seeing. Open your heart as well as your eyes.
Act – Experiment, play, ask yourself what if?
Relax – Stop doing and allow your self to simply be. Come back to stillness .
Back to grazing. Allow yourself the fallow time of doing nothing. This is the space that creativity needs to flourish. Where dreams can resurface or be created anew .
Meet yourself like a long lost friend.