As the thoughts rattle around in my head, what will I blog about today??….you know I only promised to share at least one blog a week when WTF went live….this blogging gig is harder than I thought.
Seriously, sit me down with a coffee or hey lets open a bottle of fine red and start chatting….we could still be chatting in a week….solving all matter of the world’s problems.
Sit down with my thoughts, a key board or pen and paper with the intention to write…..and its cue the crickets…well actually that’s not entirely true…
What actually happens are those demons in my head that rise up with all matter of encouragement, and they get really invested in their encouragement, to the point where its like sitting down to write with the intention of inspiring and sharing all matter of FUN to you – the reader of my inner most thoughts.
As I go to write the words on the page….this inspired message that’s going to be the light in your day…I take my focus from the page and look to the crowd for inspiration…this crowd of demons, and by now they’ve multiplied – letting all their buddies know about the spectacle about to unfold. Yes I look to this excited crowd and as I do the roar is deafening and dare I say defeating….they even have banners they hold up high to ensure their enthusiasm is enforced….Who do you think you are?…..You can’t say that…..Like that hasn’t be said before – be original…..Boring…..Who cares?…
…and you may have worked out by the ‘not-so-weekly’ offerings that this crowd has been victorious in silencing my sharing, writing, blogging…..convincing me that I really don’t have anything of value to add or share with you.
Until recently…when another voice has emerged, its not a loud voice, its not animated, doesn’t even have a banner…I’ve recognised that my writing is very much like stepping onto Centre Court at Wimbledon, stepping up to serve….whether it’s the opening serve of the match, serving for the game, set, match or Championship point…they’re the moments when the crowd is at its loudest and then the man in the chair – the one who keeps score – calmly leans into his microphone and simply speaks – ‘Quiet Please’….no yelling, no raising of voice….and the crowd obeys the man. In the following silence, my words have been served and the point is in play…well for this paragraph anyway.
What does this have to with the strongest energy winning? Put simply, its FEAR versus FAITH…the tragedy in this battle is the strongest energy isn’t necessarily the BEST energy for the intended result.
You may already be familiar with FEAR representing False Evidence Appearing Real, and for me FAITH represents Finding Answers In The Heart….and the FEARful crowd lets out a collective ‘awww how sweet’….man in the chair “Quiet Please”….yes Finding Answers in the Heart – that passionate, purposeful all things in harmony, making the world a better place space – simply because you’re an active part of it
FEAR’s worst nightmare is that FAITH gets control of the game, as such will bring in all its buddies – comparison, doubt, envy, jealousy, anger, confusion….the list goes on endlessly to keep you from discovering the magnificence that FAITH delivers…..right there FEAR makes promises (that may or may not be kept) whereas FAITH delivers – forever and always.
What I know to be true …or as Oprah would say “What I know for sure…” FEAR is always loudest and at its most agitated when FAITH has the most to gain.
As I reflect on my life, there are sooooo many times I gave into FEAR and regret moved in (another one of its buddies) – yep FEAR has friends everywhere for pretty much every occasion…enough of the BED-time story (you guessed it, another buddy)…time to make way for OARsomeness.
Many moons ago, I developed a healthy addiction to reading – especially reading inspirational books and in particular books written by Dr Wayne Dyer…Erroneous Zones in the late ‘80s changed my world view permanently, that was very definitely my awakening. I’ve gone on to devour the inspired writings from Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Sonya Choquette, Louise Hay, Dr Bruce Lipton, Paulo Coelho and the list goes on.
There is one demon who has gone to a lot of trouble with their sign, it’s the one that says “What’s the point….no one’s going to read it anyway!!!!”
Turns out this demon gets around….shows up in lots of writers, bloggers head…yes even highly successful and famous ones….and you know what they did….they wrote and shared anyway. So taking a leaf from their book (pardon the pun) – I’m writing anyway…I write to let you know you’re not alone in the battle of FEAR versus FAITH and I implore you to seek out the ‘man in the chair’ the one with the microphone that says “Quiet Please”…because FAITH is calling you to be you…even if you are the same or similar to someone else…you will reach the very person you’re intended to reach. It could be one, it could be many…who knows…for the love of all things FAITHful – just do it!
You may have also worked out in addition to reading, I’m a lot bit addicted to tennis and will be first in line for Roger Federer’s biography. The 2014 Australian Open Champion, Stan Wawrinka has this at-first-glance a ‘not so inspirational’ message tattooed on his ‘ball toss’ arm – he sees this every time he goes to serve – ”Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” His explanation is in his awareness – recognising he’s living out his passion with the legendary likes of Federer, Nadal, Jokovic at a time when aspiring to #1 is potentially unachievable….this is however no excuse to not show up, give it my best, do better and do it anyway. Interestingly, within 12 months of the tattoo – he walks on court against his legendary idols and consistently leaves the court victorious. Coincidence?? Quiet Please …