When we were children, we may have had our favorite toys we were obsessed with for a period of time. Playing with it every chance we could get. Always picking it out first out of the options we may have had. And when we outgrew it, due to boredom or age, we moved onto other toys, games, and activities.
Some how though as we grew older into adults, we got more set in our ways; often times believing that we only have that one toy – or path – to choose from. That path that we chose as a young adult is some how the only path that is meant for us. Somewhere along the way, our childlike ability to pivot, explore, and evolve got lost in all of the adulting we needed to do.
This is your reminder to allow yourself permission to evolve.
Every few years I experience this shift in me and each time there is an energetic pull toward a different path than the one I am on, I feel discomfort. No one said change is easy and comfortable. In fact it can be the actual opposite of it. Just when you can think you have life all figured out, there’s a little nudge on your soul that reminds you that there is still more curiosity and possibility to explore. I’m currently in a phase of being inspired to walk down and explore a different path and instead of resisting it, I am willing to explore it.
I am willing to lean into my curiosity of the unknown. I am willing to listen to my own voice of wisdom in guiding me toward more alignment. I am willing to turn the page and write a new chapter in the book of life.
For me, one of the biggest fallacies in life is that you are stuck. Stuck in the career path. Stuck in the relationship. Stuck in the city you live in. Stuck in life. The truth is no one is ever stuck. There are choices all around us, it’s only a matter of whether or not we choose to listen to those little whispers in our ear. Often times we use this universal and vague word of “stuck” to describe a deeper layer that is yet to be explored. It can be rooted in fear, in self limiting beliefs, and in expectations of others. That is where such fulfilling work can appear for me as I coach others down these unknown paths to gaining more fulfillment and alignment.
What would be possible if rather than feeling like that path where you are stuck (but begrudgingly walking down) is the only way, we remembered our childlike curiosity and explored what is around us to see if there is a new toy that desires to be picked up in the many paths of life?
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