“If you like Piña Coladas, getting caught in the rain.
If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape …”
As I listened to the lyrics of Rupert Holmes song, I reflected on our traits.
Most people have deep longings, which they never share with their partners, family, or even friends. They willingly share those longings with strangers though. Incredible, is it not?
If something is that important to you, important enough to give you fulfillment, why keep it a secret?
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. —William James
Those desires may seem insignificant, but they profoundly impact your emotions, creating discontent in your life. If you continue to ignore your unhappiness, you create a chasm.
What longings are you suppressing? If you are not aware of any, look to your discontents for they provide valuable gifts. Is there something which you wish were different with your life? If so, what is it? What can you do to bring more joy into that part of your life?
“You need to recognize that the risk of moving towards your dream is much lower than the slow, everyday punishment you inflict on yourself by suppressing your dream.” — Mel Robbins
Begin by daily honoring the gifts your displeasures provide. When you do, welcome vulnerability for it allows you to bring a depth of understanding to the situation. Facing your truth requires you to accept parts of your personality or those of another when it involves a personal or professional relationship. When you bring the power of gratitude into the equation, a shift in perspective ensues, resolving differences quickly, for there is a flow of energy. By opening your heart, you let the energy release. Doing so creates an ebb and flow, allowing you to remain in a place of love. The opposite happens when you constrict, causing the energy to stagnate within you.
What will it be? Are you ready to stop suppressing your desires and embrace your dreams?
Come with me and escape.