It’s amazing what you discover when you clear out files, folders and drawers that haven’t been sorted through in a while; hidden gems you’d completely forgotten often nestle among the mountain of materials that no longer fit.
A couple of weeks ago, as part of a thorough process of releasing the old to make way for the new, I discovered a piece I’d written on 6 April 2012.
Reading it through triggered a warm feeling and a broad smile. It also brought into sharp focus just how far I’ve come in the last 7 years!
I don’t remember what prompted me to write on this topic, and in all honesty, I wouldn’t change one detail of my life despite the intensity and challenge that have been regular and recurring themes.
I have no doubt that everything has been exactly as it’s needed to be for me to become who I truly am, and maintain my commitment to living and working from the ground of pure potential.
Yet it’s an interesting reflection as it highlights what feels genuinely important.
It also creates an opportunity to make conscious choices now to address any areas that feel like they need more attention.
So I’m inspired to share what I wrote with you in the hope that you’ll feel prompted to come up with your own response to If I Had My Life to Live Over…
… and then take action on anything significant relating to your highest priorities today.
If I Had My Life to Live Over
I’d follow my heart
right from the start.
I’d sing out loud
if not always in tune.
I’d accept myself fully for who I am
and laugh more often at the Cosmic Joke.
I’d find my balance at an earlier stage
between the extremes of high and low.
I’d dive fearlessly into
the deepest Mystery
and dance more consciously
with the flow of life.
I’d embrace the wild
and the wise within
without the shame
of being the exception
and never the rule.
I’d know my true worth
as a woman whose path
is to walk between worlds.
I’d discover my voice,
my vision and vocation
to inhabit, inspire and point towards
the freedom that’s found
in ultimate Truth.
I’d find a way
to share a way
for us all to embrace our rightful role
as co-creators through which life flows
and reveal the Source
from which we are made
to live consciously and creatively
for the highest good
of all concerned
in the unfolding dream
of this strange and delightful
It would be magnificent if you’d lean in to the vulnerability and share your version below!