The Universe / God / Higher Self / Life is always showing us something, growing us in some way, pushing us toward becoming more of ourselves. The name of my work here is inspired from this fact. I realized that I had learned so much, so fast and I knew that I wanted to close the gap on how much of it I could actually apply and live. I think closing that gap between what we know and what we live is life-long work, but I am so very grateful for this space to ground me in the work and create a place to share it and connect with others through learning to live what we know and ever-expanding what it is we know.
I am sure that it is a natural flow of life for many…you just do better when you know better. Naturally over the years you become more of your essential self and you “do” better. Then you try not to cringe when you look back at what you used to do. Sometimes life has been teaching us so much that we have much work to do to create new habits and new ways of thinking that allow us to live what we are learning. In my case, I feel like I am trying to figure out how to change my entire way of thinking — take it from my head down to my heart…takes some major re-training and new habit forming — switching from thinking to being. Our world is so busy now that some people seem to just be living in a state of survival and distraction, just taking what comes and perhaps not necessarily seeing what life is teaching. In those cases, it seems as if life teaches us the same lessons again and again until we can get the lesson and move on.
No experience is a waste. Everything is happening as it should and for a reason. I believe these statements and I am so grateful for knowing that there is something in every experience to take as sacred and to grow and evolve with. Sometimes we fall, make silly mistakes, say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing… sometimes we soar and surprise ourselves. None of it is truly right or wrong, it’s just part of the process. Whatever we do, when we are ready, we can join in with Life and give it more attention and listen more closely and co-create with Everything. We are not living, we ARE Life. We can BE the dance of Life instead of watching it and reacting to it. We really can.
Wishing you the opportunity to think about what you know and to listen closely to life as you think about what you are doing to live it. Give yourself the gift of truly living what life is trying to teach you right now. I pray I may close the gap just a little bit today.
Sending you love and joy!