On the Horizon

On the Horizon

One day, I want for you, dear reader, to look back upon your life, and see that you lived the life of your dreams. Instead, many will look back and only see the life they were afraid to live.

Fear rules most of us. We fear that by living our dreams, we will upset the apple cart. We will end up in financial ruin. We will short change our children, or cause their upbringing to be flawed or failing. We will disappoint our family, friends or those we want to look favorably upon us. These are the fears that dwell deep within the hearts of many.

These fears are important indicators. Never push them aside without first looking at them for what they are. They have nothing to do with your heart or spirit, and everything to do with your ego and mind. I have an issue or two that when I look far out into the distance, my fears emerge, blocking sight of the horizon. Mistakenly, I confuse the fear for the horizon. My soul knows better. My soul reminds me that the fear is the obstacle, it merely stands in the way, blocking my view. It is only the view that I see until removed, and the horizon is allowed to reveal its beauty. I mustn’t confuse the two, and neither should you.

The horizon is constantly being beautifully created by the desires that rest upon our heart and soul; the obstacles that stand in the way are often created by the fears that rest upon our mind. Never interchange the two.

I could shape my world based on the obstacles. Or I could shape my life based upon faith in what rests beyond the obstacle. The sad thing is, many of us never remove the obstacle. Nor do we take the extra steps required of us to walk around. We make the obstacle our life. We stop and live in the obstacle. We live in our fear. In many ways, I feel such a thing is a crime against the beautiful energy that brought us here.

These fears of mine tell me both what I want out of life and what I don’t. But never should the fear be any more than that. It is a tool. It is an indicator. It is an emotional response that tells me a great deal about the rate of my spiritual expansion and the level of my emotional development. Fear is the boulder that sits dead-center on the road that leads to one’s happiness. Fear is the closed-door that sits between you and the life of your desires. Fear merely tells us that life is requiring of us action, clear intention and the desire to reach for and make joy our own.

Don’t let fear stop you from living the life that pleases you. And yes I understand that right now you may be saying a good deal of, what ifs. What if I do this or do that. What if my kids hate me for reaching for happiness. What if my friends think I’m insane. What if it doesn’t work out. To that, all I can say is: What if it does. What if you have been given this life for the one reason of creating, aligning with and feeling joy.

Sane

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6 thoughts on “On the Horizon

  1. mr johannes

    Ms. Sane, I’m just an existing simple silly fellow really; so anything I might type on the inter-webby should never come attached with any sense of worldly significance. However, as foolish a fellow as I may be, I’m still extremely glad that, even with all my foolishness, I’ve still somehow managed to happily stumble across your treasures here. Even the fool get’s lucky sometimes 😉

    They’re quite excellent you know. This one in particular I find evokes echoes in me some now long-forgotten Irish quartet pop-star lyrics; lyrics that perhaps are more pertinent in today’s modern western world’s zooropa culture than when first recorded 20 some odd years ago.

    “..Don’t worry baby, it’s gonna be alright
    Uncertainty can be a guiding light
    I hear voices, ridiculous voices
    Out in the slipstream
    Let’s go, let’s go overground
    Take your head out of the mud baby

    She’s gonna dream up
    The world she wants to live in
    She’s gonna dream out loud
    She’s gonna dream out loud
    Dream out loud…”

    I do hope I’m not being too forward in typing all this. If I have been I apologize profusely. You really do have an excellent blog Ms Sane.

    Your delighted new reader
    Edward.

    Reply
    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      My dear delighted new reader,

      Thank you for your kind words. More so, thank you for taking the time, and the risk, of being so forward as to share so much with me. You have no cause to apologize. Quite the contrary.

      Mr. Johannes, quite simply, the way you express yourself is, well, divine. If I may be so forward.

      Moved.

      Sane

      Reply

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