When you’re following a new path and you’ve set your intentions on something, I think it’s really easy to forget to look inside. When you’re chasing ideas and exploring possibilities everything is suddenly outside of yourself. It feels ‘right’ and it feels good! Because you’re being proactive and working towards something. It’s too easy to ignore your reality. Your people.
I’ve realised that there is a massive need to stop every now and then and evaluate. Centre yourself. Check yourself. Be quiet. Look at yourself. Who you’re being. Is everything OK?
If everything is not ok, then you need to stop and fix things before you carry on. It’s always about the foundations and what you are building on. If you’re building on crap, if you’re creating new projects on stress and neglected relationships, none of that is going to get better. You’re taking broken things into your future. They’ll only break more. If you want them you have to fix them. Immediately.
I read this and I almost cried. I have such a respect for Native American culture. It resonates with me on a level that I couldn’t even try to explain. I don’t think anything else really needs to be said.
‘A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.’
The grandson asked him, ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’
The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’
Don’t be so busy that everything around you starts crumbling. You need to take the good stuff with you as you move forwards and up. Check in with yourself regularly. Which wolf are you feeding? Is everything around you suffering? Or are you embracing your life with love?
Love is the antithesis of fear.
It’s not easy. It’s a journey. It’s a balance. It’s a juggling act.
But it’s beautiful.
Now if you’d just bare with me whilst I put my favourite people in my rucksack and let my angry wolf know that he’s sleeping outside tonight. X
In other news, I’m back in the studio this weekend. Pretty excited about that.
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