And a little “Eat, Pray Love” shout out
Last week I was talking to one of my mentors about a lot of changes I want to make in my life. The word mentor sounds a little dorky I guess, but maybe if I say spiritual mentor that sounds cooler. Spiritual always makes anything sound better to me.
NOTE: “Eat, Pray Love” is out today. I can’t even bring myself to see it. I will either want to go into downward facing dog and child’s pose for the next two weeks to relax or decide that my life feels totally off track. Plus, I think I secretly want to save the movie. It looks THAT good to me. I know, dorky.
Anyways, faith. The word of the day. I like to say I have faith offhandedly like I picked it up at the grocery and once you buy it, it never runs out. But faith isn’t really tangible in that way. You own it and master it one day and then boom, you lose it. It’s something you have to check in with everyday, as the ~ing girl says, “You have to wake up every morning and choose to turn on the light. ” In other words, the world won’t light up for you unless you’re willing to see it.
As I discussed these steps I wanted to take and the myriad of ripple effects they would have on my life, my SPIRITUAL mentor looked at me and said, “Sweetheart, this will be one of the toughest things to learn in your life. You need to have blind faith.” As soon as she said it, I knew I’d been approaching the situation from a place of complete un-faith. Worrying about when. How. Would I be able to handle it? Wondering if I would self-sabotage because I was so comfortable with some of the things in my life, comfortable but unfulfilled, that dangerous combination.
Here’s a little reminder then that the paths you take are laid out in front of you for a reason. And the decision is your own. The lessons are yours to learn. Meanwhile though, the whole ride feels a lot more smooth if you’re coming at it from a place of faith.