To me, 'life' and 'god' are synonymous. They're words that describe all of us, all of everything, connected as One.
I liked this quote because what we can conceive of is much less than what's possible.
A lot of the work I've done for myself and with clients over the years is removing the 'should look like's and the 'shoulda been like's to make space for what it is and what it was. From there, what can be looks a lot different.
The tension between expectations and reality can sometimes be debilitating. For example, if you think that your life should have gone differently, you might have so much sadness, guilt, or regret that moving toward to anything better seems impossible.
But what if you only *thought* it could have been different?
That's the crazy part about the mind. .. well actually there are a lot of crazy parts about the mind.. but how it measures life against ideas can sound so convincing. Convincing enough that you give up the rest of your life because you *think* the first part went wrong.
I recorded a lot of content on these imaginary yet sometimes devastating pitfalls of thinking this year. It's on my igtv on https://lnkd.in/gXwjDdKn and also youtube.com/theshayleeshow
This quote reminds me that my job is to stay true to the light in my heart, the present moment (however, wherever it is), and the reality that I couldn't possibly guess how to get somewhere I've never been.
I'll emphasize 'somewhere *I've* never been' because we are all on unique paths, even if it seems like we stop at some of the same places. Different starts, different tools, different adventures. Even different experiences of the 'same' places.
It can be profoundly relieving to start to consider that you're ok where and as you are. Giving yourself permission to put down the ideas and judgment can make things lighter. Maybe even light enough to see that it's worth trying again.
Visit me at https://lnkd.in/gjN3gR5q for support in organizing your mind & opening your heart toward more life.