Sometimes it takes stepping away to find the silence of the heart. I have always carried this angst that I can only describe as a sense of being chased. I add to an agenda full of lists. With all that is taking form in the world, I did not feel that I had a place.
There is so much more that is required, so much more we can do. Yet what to do and where to start? So I stood back when it was time to speak up. I fell silent not knowing where I belong in this dialogue that is close to the heart. Being a mixed-race child that grew up in the inner city of Baltimore always left me wondering?
Trying to fit in and ignoring one’s heritage was the approach that I chose for my course. It is only in my adulthood do I see the bright and beautiful elements that can only be described as our differences. I celebrate our individual discoveries that realign our passions towards progress.
As I had put on my fitted dress and red lips, I felt so out of sync as the business model is slightly shifting. I have taken this time away to redefine my position. Where do I stand as a woman and an entrepreneur in the current climate? I kept procrastinating on a pitch video edit.
All that is wonderful seems foreign, this is the discovery of finding our own sense of belonging. It is not a matter of belonging to the world, but to a self that is on fire. I had to pull the plug so that the inner world could charge. I have spent many hours walking in the forest.
Perhaps your ideas feel scary and you do not see how they will become a reality, but how will you ever know if you never start? Let now we the time to explore the course you direct through these paths.
- It is ok to be wrong, to mess up, and to get lost.
- If you cannot run, then walk. Keep showing up.
- Start again every day with a mind to improve. Do three things today that will make your life better.
Note: Be kind to yourself. You are not striving for perfection. We are living for the joys that our heart brings forth.