ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR MOVE? 

Sometimes you might think that I am overly optimistic in how and what I write. You might even think that I don’t understand the difficulties you’re going through. I also feel that at times, it’s the human in us. But when you think about what optimism is and when it is needed, when you think about when we need to believe that tomorrow will be a better day, it makes optimism far more necessary than wishful.

Optimism is what allows us to smile through the tears. And we’ve all experienced that. When all is going well, we don’t need to practise optimism, or to be optimistic, because that’s when love, peace and joy overwhelm us and all is well. But for those days, for those moments when we are not that, it’s then that we need to practise optimism. It’s then that we need to be optimistic.

Optimism does not ask you to deny reality. It does not ask you to deny what is. In fact, I believe that to be genuinely optimistic you must first and foremost see things as they truly are.

When in May this year, my cardiologist told me to consider a coronary bi pass, I had to get real with the fact that this was serious, life threatening even. I had to first face it, in a real and factual way before I could ask him if we could do anything to stop it progressing. My mother was only a year older than I when she had a bi pass for five blocked arteries! His response and my commitment to make all the necessary changes, allowed me to move from pit stop mode into optimistic mode.

I was in a Personal Year Cycle which included health matters for me to deal with. But the same PYC also held the best way to respond to that and everything else Life was intent on having me experience. If you are at a pit stop, for whatever reason, see it realistically. And then allow yourself the space needed so you can slowly move into optimistic mode.

I encourage you to say ‘yes’ to Life and to allow Her to guide you on your journey. I can tell you from experience that it is a far richer and meaningful journey than going it alone.

 

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