How do we keep our feet planted while we look into the future? Can we build our castle and lay a foundation to enrich our dreams – yet accept that possibility is the romance that pushes us forward?
Recently, for the first time in almost 3 years, I started ‘building a castle.’ Mulling over the future and what that may bring. I’ve thought about moving, my career and the balance my soul seeks.
As I placed each stone I kept being pulled back to the present. Then I realized that for the first time in 3 years I was choosing to live in the present moment, instead of having to out of survival. When we are given the freedom to choose – we are given the freedom to build and dream. Terrifying. What if I start to hallucinate?
So, I started asking myself how I could take the passion of my old futuristic self and align her with the version of me who has grown into someone new. Someone who understands the value of today. The hard-hitting lesson that often slaps trauma survivors across the face daily. Carpe diem.
When you nourish where you are right now the draw bridge starts to lower.
In building a new castle, I’m actually just going back to the basics I learned in the beginning. The principals are the same. Trust yourself. Trust yourself enough to know what makes your soul happy. And do that. Do it every damn day. Be with people who inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Trust that living in the space today that aligns with who you are… is really the most important part in building a solid castle.
“You are only as strong as your readiness to surrender. Sometimes being human is much more important than being fully in the know.” – Pico Iyer