Here I am, sitting in front of my computer screen. I have NO idea what to write about today. I’ve been blogging for The Daily Love for more than two years, and my head conversation for a second was: “I’ve run out of ideas!” It took me about five minutes to even voice that. I asked my AMAZING manager of operations, “What do I blog about today?” He responded with an awesome question, “Why not blog about not knowing what to blog about?”
“If you just start typing, it’ll come to you…” I loved his response and I immediately started to type. Staring at the computer screen, and telling myself, “I don’t know what to share today…” will only keep me in the space of confusion. We often like to sit in that cloudiness and wait for things to clear up before we make any kind of move.
How does that serve us? It doesn’t. We’d rather be scared and sit on our asses than to TRUST The Uni-verse and take a step into the unknown.
It’s not like you never do it though. It’s no different than walking around in a pitch black room, searching for the light switch, with your hands reaching for the nearest wall or piece of furniture so you don’t stub your toes. You don’t just sit there and HOPE that the light will magically turn on for you.
It’s up to YOU to shine light in the darkness, so you trust yourself and you GO for it. When you bang your pinky toe on the bed post, you don’t just sit on the floor and give up while you scream at yourself for not creating a clear path. You take some deep breaths and let the pain pass before you continue on your endeavor for that darned light switch. You’re determined and relentless.
The Uni-verse will not let you fail. You may bang your elbow or toes on unexpected pieces of furniture, but that does NOT mean the end of your journey. You get over it, become more aware of your surroundings, and you keep going – just like every mission in life. As I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve made some edits, had a few pauses, rearranged my thoughts, and received deeper clarity on what my purpose is in writing this blog for you today.
The path to success from one point to the other is not necessarily a straight line. If you were to draw your path toward ANY of your goals, the line would consist of detours, zig zags, circles, and pauses in front of obstacles. There would also be an indication of leaps over said obstacles, or an obvious BURST right through them. Whatever you’re questioning right now – just know that you WILL figure it out. Don’t obsess over the “how”. Instead, be clear on your “why” and the means to your goal will gracefully flow into your life. Take your first step, and the light switch you’re searching for will reveal itself on your path.
Are you pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down?
Do you ever experience “not knowing” or “not trusting”? What would it be like for you if you just WENT FOR IT?! Tell me all about it in the comments section below, and allow yourself to solve your own question as you type it out! Feels so good! Woooo!
Love all that is you,
Jenna Phillips is a Total Wellness Philosopher, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & the founder of her lifestyle brand I’m On A Mission. Follow her on Twitter and be inspired.