“Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell
There is almost nothing better in the world than the feeling of honestly showing up for our own lives. When we can do this, we become people that are more alive and who have the ability to make things happen in our lives and the lives of the people around us. We walk through the world with the knowledge that we have a lot to offer and the desire to share it.
The way we walk into a room says a lot about the manner and way in which we live our lives. When we walk into a room curious about what is happening, willing to engage, and perceiving ourselves as an active participant with something to offer, then we have really shown up to the party. On the other hand, when we walk into a room with our eyes down, or nervously smiling, we are holding ourselves back for one reason or another.
Even if we are suffering, we can show up to that experience ready to fully engage in it and learn what it has to offer. When we show up for our life, we are actively participating in being a happy person, achieving our goals, and generally living the life our soul really wants.
When we focus on what we want and ask for what we want, we are initiating a conversation with the Universe. Our desires, passionately defined and expressed, bring about valuable and relevant opportunities, which we then respond to by either taking or leaving them.
Many of us are afraid to step out into the world and make things happen, and so we hang back, dreaming and waiting and watching. There are times in life when this is the right thing to do, but this phase of inaction must eventually give way to its opposite if we are to build our dreams into a reality.
When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated.
If you show up for yourself in your life, the Universe will surely show up for you.
“To the mind that is still, the whole Universe surrenders.” ~ Lao Tzu