Consider your life a book- if you don’t like where you are at turn the page. Think about each part of your life as a chapter. Friends, experiences, places – they all have a place in the book of your life. I would like to share my recent revelation regarding my own personal book that I believe to be common to many.
At some point, I began to feel that my book was finished! My here, my now was it. I carried out my day to day by honoring my responsibilities. Life began to feel routine. Satisfaction escaped me. The hardest part of that is I felt that I should be satisfied with my life. I felt obligated to be happy. I felt obligated to everyone but myself- period.
When you start viewing your life as a book, you realize that you can always write another chapter. When thinking in terms of age, I realized that I would be considered a very slow reader if I stayed in this chapter until the end of my days. This visualization was essential in my realization that I still have much to accomplish.
Each of us can be the judge as to how long we allow people or situations to remain in our book and if we want them to carry over to the next chapter. We can shorten heartaches by quickly turning the page and writing a happier story.
Another important purpose that can be served by our book is quite simply that we can re-read the pages. We can learn so much from ourselves. We are the experts because we are the writers of our own story. If we find a theme that remains true to our happiness and success, it would certainly seem worthy to include that in the next chapter. Alternatively, if we find that something has been in several chapters that has caused discontent along the way- write it out!
Finally, what if we find that we had a dream along the way and not a single page has been written about it? This very question is the one that I would propose that we each take time to think about today. If any of you find yourself stuck on this page, join me as I pick up my pen!
Until next time-