Wishes have been a bit of a theme for me this week. Why? Well, I’m coming to the end of my contract at my current job, and like most people I hope (and pray) that things will work out. Now I’m not normally the “praying type” but like some people I ask for guidance when times are tough.
Commonly asking for things like “show me a sign” or “I would really like this to happen, so please…” However recently I have found myself in the middle of asking for something that I really want e.g. a new job, but have stopped to say “sorry.”
This is because I have found I only ask for guidance when I need something like many of us do. We try and take without giving anything back. This isn’t how the world works. Life is all about balance – give and take.
So I have apologised for being selfish. For only thinking about what I want out of my life. (Even if it does seem like the normal thing to do…) Instead I am trying to make these things happen myself. Getting off my butt and actively trying to change my life. It can be difficult at times, though I have always said to people “no one can change the outcome but you.” So it’s time to take some of my words of wisdom and use it in my own life – to practice what I preach.
I guess what I’m saying is, if you are in a tight situation right now and are at a bit of a crossroads, think about what you want out of life and take the steps yourself. Don’t start wishing on a star or praying that something will fall onto your lap. Stop relying that a miracle will befall you and take that first stride out into the real world to make it happen. As long as you’ve got good intent, I’m sure you can do whatever it is you set your mind to!
On the other hand, It’s okay to reach out to what you feel is a “higher power” in your life, for a feeling of support. Just try to be aware of how much you are doing so and try not to demand anything. It should come out relaxed as if talking to a friend about your troubles rather than asking for favours all the time. Just remember to give something back (which could very well be taking the first steps to sorting out your own dilemma, or reaching out to a friend or close relation for support.) Sometimes it’s completely understandable to have a feeling of something greater than yourself, protecting you along the way.
Thanks for reading,
“There’s no point having wishes if you don’t at least try to do them” – Sally Nicholls
Sorry it’s a bit short tonight, I should be writing again soon!
Until the next time…
Image – found – http://www.desktopwallpapers4.me/fantasy/wish-upon-a-star-6949/ : Kudos to artist.