When we follow our dreams, we take up residence in a much larger part of ourselves . . . our soul.
“Be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”
That line could apply to many circumstances. It can apply to a person, an activity, a career or a dream we’re squelching. Kelly is a prime example. Her life lacks color because of derailed dreams.
For as long as she can remember, Kelly was thoroughly captivated by the thought of becoming a chef. Excitement tackled her to the ground every time she thought about it, so buoyant was she over the prospect. But something regrettable happened to her once she turned 18. Her dream was replaced by something more socially expected. Instead of obeying her passion, she obeyed a programmed directive that said she should get married and have a family. And unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what she did.
Since then, Kelly’s life has been reduced to a series of compromises—and not surprisingly, she’s a very unhappy woman today. Her life is marked with an undercurrent of sadness, grieving the life she failed to choose for herself. She lacks enthusiasm for her job, for her family—for life in general. Kelly’s life is beige. Click here to continue reading Kelly’s story.
For another person’s take on this journey, read Tracie Louise’s blog here. (I’ve never met Tracie but her beautiful spirit—who she is—shines through in her writing and in her breathtaking photography. I’m sure you’ll agree. By the way, the parrot above is one example of her art.) What she wrote a few days ago resonated with me. Both Kelly and Tracie were weighed down by persistent unhappiness and dissatisfaction, clear signs that they were veering off course.
Only when we live life in accordance with our purest and deepest desires, do our lives take on the colors of contentment. As Tracie Louise says, “You CAN NOT go against the power of your soul.”
Names are changed to honor client confidentiality.
4 responses to “Don’t Settle for a Beige Life”
The best thing about following your dreams is that it’s never too late! No matter what your age is or life circumstance, you CAN take the first steps towards true fulfillment. Of course it helps to surround yourself with those who support and love you. 🙂
Hummm … so very true on both counts. Thanks Jennifer
Thanks Salee for sharing these insights and referencing my own blog. We can never find contentment when we compromise who we are and like Jennifer says.. “it’s never too late”.
You’re welcome, Tracie. I’ve been aware of how our thoughts and spirits meld, so the venture of blending you and I was very satisfying on a spiritual level. Glad you’re you. 🙂