Amber J. Keyser. In the first page of her book she offers these words from The Epigrams of Lusin..."Hope is like a road in the country: there was never a road but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence". It got me thinking about hope and desire.
Often, we are taught to practice acceptance, to be ok with what is and accept things as they are. But we have to be mindful that our acceptance doesn't slip into complacency. It seems a slippery slope. In my experience creativity follows desire. You desire something in your life and sometimes it's not immediate that the road to your desire is evident. So you have to get creative and cultivate patience and awareness, but never lose sight of hope. As we find a way to move toward our desire, we are creating a road there.
What is it you hope for in your life? Is there a desire you are not allowing to come forward because at first glance it seems too big, unattainable, or somehow, you feel you are not worthy? Can you start, right now, to create a road there through awareness, self love, acceptance, forgiveness. Can you let your practice be a living prayer for the road toward your desire to come into existence?
Imagine yourself walking through a forest carrying your desire tenderly in your heart. You come to a clearing where you see a river flowing. There is a wooden footbridge crossing the river. You walk half way across and feel the power of the river below you. You turn to look downstream and you release anything that no longer serves you in attaining your desire...fear, self doubt, complacency. You utter the words out loud and allow the river to take them away and it does, graciously. You take a moment to feel gratitude for the release. Then, you turn around and look upstream. You see potential, infinite possibility flowing abundantly toward you and you invite the creation of your desire to come into you freely, with your arms wide open. You let the river's gifts come flowing into you not at random, but in full conscious creation. You take a moment to feel gratitude for these gifts. Being free of that which no longer serves you and bearing the gifts of infinite possibility, you continue to the other side of the footbridge where you unapologetically begin to create the road to your desire.