Can it be done??
Can we each hold a vision of the extraordinary life we wish to know and achieve that beautiful vision for ourselves??
After all, our individual visions of what is “extraordinary” will surely differ from one soul to the next. So, is it possible to hold a clear vision of what is magic and joy-filled for ourselves, and then maintain that vision through the intricate mazes of interpersonal relationships, expectations and norms we naturally encounter??
It’s a bit easier to stand strong in a sea of strangers and impersonal societal expectations. But, when we care for others, we wish to accommodate their comfort levels and desires as well as our own. In this way, our “clear vision” becomes compromised.
In efforts to live comfortably, have we lost sight of living extraordinarily??
Our personal understanding of “extraordinary” is often beyond that which others can easily comprehend. Because we are forging a new path that naturally exceeds the already accepted boundaries of norm, others can not imagine the strength and fortitude it takes to get there.
They can love us through it all, but they can’t see the golden path outlined through our unique vision. Only we can recognize the value and importance of each silent step that leads us there!!
If “extraordinary” were for everyone, it wouldn’t be called extraordinary!!
By it’s very nature, it implies the use of unique attributes in a sea of acceptable norm. That takes strength!! Because, in truth, we’re battling and confronting much more than our identity and acceptance among others. We are also battling the deeply rooted belief system that we each hold within.
Is it arrogant to believe that we have a right to live more extraordinary than anyone else?? Is it selfish to use the time, energy, and resources it takes to live extraordinarily?? Is it insensitive to believe that our personal vision is first priority in any moment??
I believe that there is only one viable question that will define our unique destiny.
“How sincerely do we want it??”
After all, others are living their own lives. They are doing what is best for their own empowered journey. Only we can strategically see the places, journeys, and experiences we’d like to explore.
If living extraordinarily is your destiny, you will be offered opportunity upon opportunity to SHINE BRIGHT and be all that you most genuinely wish to be.
Simply BELIEVE that you are the most extraordinary soul that can be.
All life, in extraordinary measure, will rush up to meet you.
B E L I E V E ♥
That is your greatest responsibility.
All else will take care of itself.
© Alania Starhawk 2013