I’m once again taking a plane ride tomorrow, to cover the 2011 Borneo Jazz festival in the lovely coastal town of Miri in Sarawak, Malaysia. I never realized how much traveling and writing about culture and the arts meant to me until I actually started doing it three years ago. Now I can’t imagine life without it. This Daily Om piece reminds us of the urgency of following through on our visions with clear, directed action.
The Laboratory Of Life: Take Action
Taken from The Daily Om
There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being. Maybe on some other level of consciousness this is the case, but here on earth what we need to do is take action in our lives. Vision is an important companion to our efforts, but it can’t accomplish anything all by itself. 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. This can be really scary, and we may fail and struggle, but that’s okay because that’s what we’re supposed to do. Waiting for everything to be perfect before we act, or waiting for what we want to be handed to us, leaves us waiting forever. No one expects us to be perfect, so the best thing we can do for ourselves is to get out there and take action on our dreams.
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