"Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn't come before."—Shelby Steele
Can struggle be an inspiration? Can I learn anything from it? I think so. I'm struggling right now with something and I can't go into details. I'm at the end of something.
End of my rope, perhaps.
I'll get through it, but I don't want to struggle through it anymore.
I want to let go.
I will let go.
Struggle is my inspiration because it is struggle that brings us to that new level of awareness. Afterall, we are really just struggling with ourselves.
The signs are there that things will change.
Today I met a friend for coffee. I only met her once before. The first time was after she read my book and then recognized me on a walking path and said, "Are you Katherine Jenkins?"
I met that person in a coffee shop today for the second time. She had just quit her job and has no plans of what to do next, but she felt this strong pull to completely let go, despite all her fears about it.
Basically, she jumped.
And she met me for coffee after she jumped.
Perhaps I'm the first person she's talked to in-depth since she jumped.
And then a friend called out of the blue....
Something about synchronicity...about the fact that we all are here for a reason...that we all have a purpose. We had talked about it last weekend and the very same subject showed up in her life two more times in one week! She called me to tell me that. She called to tell me that it was important.
And then, in a DAZE driving home from a 5-hour late-night teaching stint tonight, I saw a sign that read:
Your New Home is Closer Than You Think....
I have no idea what that means. Isn't home where the heart is? If it's a new home, does that mean I've had a change of heart?
Not sure what is going on friends, but I'm not much of a struggler. I'd just as soon let go, but I'm facing some fears right now. I don't know how it's going to all work out, but these friends that showed up in my life today assured me that sometimes you have to leave the "how" out of it. You have to ask different questions. Here's my question for you:
Have you ever let go of something despite all your fears of what would happen to you?