Yesterday on this same little device that sits on my lap right now, I wrote a really beautiful piece about some amazing revelation I was having as I wrote it and then when I tapped ‘save’ it disappeared. Of course I can’t remember now what it was that was so brilliant about the words or the topic, but I do remember losing it.
And it got me thinking. It got me thinking about how things are more attractive when they are missing or lost or unavailable. Ask anyone who’s ever had an unrequited love. It’s the illusion of perfection based on fantasy, the mystique of the unknown and unattainable. It’s intoxicating.
Most recently this has been embodied in my yearning for other places. I mean there’s no reason for me to want to be somewhere else, everything around me in the here and now is wonderful: great family, great beach just metres from my front door, great community, great opportunities all around.
The difference between what I have and what I don’t have is that one is a mystery and therefore dwells in the part of me which yearns and dreams. And dreams are so wonderful. In a dream you are on a wonderful little journey where anything is possible. I believe it is the essence of possibility which we are drawn to. It is the idea of overcoming our own limitations which is so incredibly appealing.
So right here and right now i am making a promise to myself to exceed my own little limitations today. Just for today I will be greater than I think I can be. I will allow myself to embrace the infinite possibility of the moment. Today will be as big as big and as true as true. Right now I will let myself be all me!
Sounds a bit like a book about self-realisation, but it is really a bit more simple than that. It is really about looking around you and seeing what’s in front of your eyes. Here’s what I can see right now. Here is where I find myself writing this blog and accepting that things today could be more marvellous than we think…