Jamie Ridler Studios has asked another thought provoking question, 'What do you wish to complete?' This question can take so many directions and lead me off onto many different paths, some emotional, some spiritual and some practical. It would seem my life has been a series of starts without any real fruition. How many times have I begun a course of action only to abandon an idea? Far too many to encompass in this small little blog I'm afraid. Don't get me wrong, some things I've set out to do I have completed...somethings won't allow you to stop mid-stream and go back, you must continue to paddle on to the end.
I tend to overlook the successes and fixate on the 'failures'. So this morning I have had to stop and ask myself why that is? Perhaps because the unfinished is what leaves a longing my your heart. Something I dared to dream has not been carried out and therefore lingers, as a ghost to haunt me.
Some dreams got pushed aside to enable me to concentrate on the immediate needs of my family and friends. Some got pushed down because I feel undeserving of the joy that persuing them may bring. Sometimes I quit before I can fail...as if the outcome is already known. The 'Negative Nellies' living in my head often drown out the whispers of my heart, telling me I can't do that, I'll never succeed, why even bother.
My wish for today is that today's question would enable me to be brave enough to at least try, that in answering the desires of my heart I can quiet the 'ghosts' of unlived dreams. I wish to acknowledge that at least in trying I have answered the call of my heart and that the outcome is not important...it is in the attempt that I will grow. So beginning today I will choose the 'Paths not Taken'...