Don’t Put Your Life On Hold - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

Don’t Put Your Life On Hold

Ryf-Van-Rij-199x300I had this amazing discussion with a friend today about people close to us who lived their lives in holding patterns waiting for clearance to land. They never got their clearance and after endless holding, they eventually they ran out of gas. They died!

What seems sad to me is that my mom’s health has deteriorated so badly that she has no longer has the strength nor the desire to resolve issues from the past. To me it seems like she will end her journey after a life of hardship with her song unsung.

I can’t really make judgments about other’s lives but I know that my conversation with my friend left me more than ever wanting to show up fully in my own life. I am determined not to leave this world with my song unsung even if my pitch is less than perfect.

For so much of my life I lived by the standards and ideals of others. I bought into the dogma and direction of those around me and as a result I spent most of my life adrift at sea, pushed by the ever changing currents of others.

Had I not hit my surrender point I may well have floundered along in neutral for many more years to come.

Each one of us is called in this lifetime to realize our birthright of connection to self and Source/Universe/Higher power/God. It is our obligation to journey home to this truth so that we can be all we can be in this lifetime.

Here’s a great question to ask yourself.

 “Why are you sacrificing all the things you want, to keep things that you don’t want”

On most tombstones there is a date of arrival followed by a – (dash) followed by a date of departure. The dash in between the two dates is your life. The dash either defines you or you define it.

It’s amazing how quickly life can slip by while we wait for some magical perfect time to start living the life we really want.

I have some good news and some not so good news.

The “wake up” news is that this is not the “Dress Rehearsal.”  This is it! This is your Life!

Do you want your tombstone to read:

“Here lies John Doe; he waited his whole life for the perfect opportunity to live the life he dreamed of and then ran out of time!”

Pretty sad wouldn’t you say!

If you are living for some “when I, then I” time in the future for all the planets to be aligned and the celestial angels to trumpet the glorious arrival point, you may just wasting the priceless gift of being in the now!

And the good news is that you can “be” your Purpose “right now!”

You don’t have to wait for anything!

No matter where you are in life, no matter what your struggle, there is more in you.

And our divine birthright is to find that “more” and set it free.

Is there someplace in your life where you are living in a holding pattern?

Are you sacrificing  the things you really want to keep things that you don’t want?

Are you waiting for some magical perfect time to start living the life you really want?

Please leave a comment.

I would love to communicate with you.

Much Love & Welcome Home,



Ryf Van Rij is a coach and creator of The Daily Way Home. Connect with Ryf via Facebook and Twitter.