What to do after you’ve fallen and gotten up again? You could stand up straight, dust yourself off and go on with your life just like you’re accustomed living it. That’s what I always did before I learned this:
Life does not happen to you, it happens for you!
Or you could understand the implications of this quote by Jim Carrey. What it means is that what happens to you is not just happenstance. It isn’t some unrelated event thrust upon you. It is a reflection of what you’ve been thinking, fearing, and focusing on. It isn’t something meant to punish. It’s something for you to ponder and to dig deeper and to realize what you’re ready to change about yourself.
Since I’ve been going through a lot of this myself lately, falling or failing, I’ve come to realize these dips as a gift. Every time I take an action to find out what it is that I need to reflect on, to find out why whatever happened is occurring, I am rewarded with synchronicities which lead me to know exactly what I need to change. Just like in Goethe’s famous quote where he says:
“…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
I take one inspired action that leads me to the knowledge of what steps I need to take to begin to Be the person I really want to BE. These are usually baby steps that lead to BIG changes.
The painting above is one I did several years ago during a dip in my painting. I’m referring to a time I felt unable to “play” while I painted. I felt stuck. My work was uninspired and uninteresting. So, I took a step and looked for painting workshops where I could loosen up and “play” again. Other opportunities came which helped on top of the workshop, and, once again, I began to feel passionate about the work I was doing. I was getting many new ideas and more inspirations as I painted. I began to have fun again.
I didn’t settle when I became uninspired. I’ve done that before and sometimes didn’t paint again for years at a time. Now that I know that life brings us these dips so that we begin to take action to overcome them, I’ve recognized that those dips actually bring us to a more energetic state than before the fall, the dip, the occurrence. I’ve learned that I become more after confronting the truth of what I’ve been fearing, thinking, and focusing on. Only then can you take advantage of what truly you are wanting for yourself.
More about this in my next blog. I’d appreciate questions and comments so that I can know for myself what this blog brought up for you in your life. A dialogue would help you and also me to know how and what to share. Thank you for visiting.