I wrote this piece quite some time ago and I feel like I have changed a lot since. I feel more mature and less bold today, one year and a half later. Still, there is some true in what I wrote and it is the force/energy that brought me where I am now, guided me all the way and made me jump into the unknown when it was time to. In a way, I miss my older self and I want to share and value her thoughts even now. The way they helped me, they might be helping someone else, too, maybe one of you. Here we go:
If you could snap your fingers and make a wish, where would you want to be? I mean, right now.
If the answer is not “right here, right now” (besides on Monday morning, that’s allowed), then you might want to rethink your life before it’s too late. Of course, it’s not always possible and life is not rosy. Still, somehow there must be a way out from the cage you’re living in: you don’t get all those dreams just to waste them and, remember, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Imagine your life in ten years. It won’t take up much of your time. Close your eyes and don’t think of anything, just feel it. What do you see? Do you like it? Now, in twenty years. Now, when you are very old. Do you still like what you see? How does it feel?
Now imagine you are little again. Can you remember how you wanted your life to be back then? If you do, great. If you don’t, I am pretty positive your answer to the question above was not “right here, right now”. Still, you might want to make an effort and remember what you would have wanted to become as a child. Does it match the image you now have of your life in ten, twenty or more years? If it does, you are a very lucky person. If it doesn’t, you should know you are still on time to make a change.
You know, the dreams we have when we are kids are just our soul desire, the purpose we have in life. If you are not in line with your purpose, you might not be happy at all. Because kids have a lot of fantasy and life loves speaking through metaphors, those dreams don’t always show our purpose the way it should be. For example, there is a famous Spanish coach called Rut Nieves who remembers wanting to become an architect when she was a child. Then, it turned out what she really wanted to be was an “emotion architect”, one of those people helping others reprogram their minds. And now that she works as a coach, after many years in the field of architecture, she finally feels accomplished and has the feeling that her journey has just begun.
I know that jumping into the unknown can scare the hell out of you. Still, if you don’t find the courage to do it, no one will do it for you and you might miss out on a lot of things.
You should also know that, once you jump, your life is never going to be the same again. But, I promise, every day of it, be it accompanied by pain, joy, disappointment, happiness, frustration or inner peace, will feel right.
Remember, the universe has got your back! Trust it.