We live in a world where we constantly hear we must ‘do our best’, ‘try our hardest’ and ‘give it everything’ and yes this can be very encouraging but as we grow and evolve in all ways, I believe it becomes more important to just ‘do’. instead of ‘doing your best – just do. Instead of trying your hardest – just try. Instead of ‘give it everything’ just ‘give it’ something. this does not mean that we don’t keep ourselves motivated, in-spired (in-spirit), and striving towards self-mastery and self-actualisation and becoming the best versions of ourselves we can, but it removes the pressure and self-loathing and the beating yourself up patterns that often happen if you don’t live up to that expectation and standard someone has placed on you, or you have placed on yourself.
It is so easy to look back on a situation or experience and think “why did I act like that?” or “I could have done that better!” and yes hindsight can be a real biatch at times, but use that lesson and new awareness that you have obtained and when the situation presents itself again, which undoubtably will, then you will be able to do better. When you know more you do more, when you know better you do better and that is the beauty of the way the Universe allows us to grow and create our experiences, but above all, ourselves. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. These are judgements and who are we to judge?
I have made no secret in the challenges I have had over the years and the obstacles I have overcome with abusive relationships, eating dis-orders and issues, addictions to drugs and just addictive types of behaviours and one of the (many!) blessings that these experiences have taught me, and continue to teach me, is not only the power of living in the moment and just dealing with the day ahead of me, but also that you know what? I’m not perfect and there is so much beauty in that imperfection and releasing that constant need to try and put on a ‘put together’ persona when half the time, my shit is totally falling apart. The beauty is in the pieces, the cracks, the chips and the pieces that may never go back to where they first started. I don’t get it spot on or how I had hoped it to be all the time. Infact, half the time I do something and then later that day or even the next day I think “what the actual crap!?” (ha ha ha), and yes it can be frustrating at times but that’s life. At any given moment we’re all doing what we can with the information and knowledge we have, based on the experiences we have had, and sometimes we fall down and you know what? that’s ok! And sometimes we fall down and can’t get back up straight away. And you know what? That’s ok too! If you can’t get back up straight away then roll over, lie down, look at the sky and remind yourself that if you can look up, you can get up, and when it comes time for you to rise – you will. Give yourself this gift, stay opened to everything and attached to nothing and encourage this spiritual (in)sight in others.
The sun won’t fall because you have stumbled today. But it will rise again tomorrow to accompany you to reach success. You are the night, you are the day and you are that power that turns dark into light. Have faith in yourself, believe in the power of Spirit to guide you and just surrender. Surrender to the Divine and allow love, peace and calm to flow for you and through you. A diamond is a piece of coal that did well under pressure … and you my friends, are all diamonds.