To me, one of the most rewarding gifts that comes from our many trips around the sun is our ability to zoom out to appreciate a more expansive view. Maybe it’s because we’ve gone through everything that now lies behind us. Surely time gives us that.
The earlier me was hyper focused on my goals. But, like most of us, I got lost in the details and sort of missed out on the bigger picture. So busy I was on my way to becoming, I couldn’t see that just being me at every step was all that was ever needed. With gratitude, I can see that now. How about you?
Do you know that you are just what’s needed in the age of now?
Why not change the phrase “Can’t see the forest for the trees” to “I am a unique tree that keeps growing in a beautiful forest.” After all, isn’t it the delicate dance of each living thing contributing to the whole that makes us stand in awe of nature? Embracing something bigger than ourselves, we can see that we are so much better together than alone.
When we are conscious of the tensions that come from otherness, we can minimize the distance in between.
When I connect to the Oneness of life I feel like the Universe has my back, and I’m always right where I need to be. That’s not saying life is all rainbows and unicorns. But when I’m fully present I can truly appreciate how amazing it is to be on this journey. And oh what an adventure it is!
Our diversity is evolutionary. It contributes to the variety of life on Earth at every level, and we get to play our part. How revolutionary is it that no one else in the entire world thinks exactly like you or me? And yet, we are all interdependent.
Time to revisit who I want to be in a life of my design. That’s where I can contribute to the world as I wish it to be. Where I can express my individuality without limits. Where there’s wonder in meeting myself right where I’m at. I fit in. And I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Happy zooming out. I’d love to hear what comes up for you at firstname.lastname@example.org