As we move through life, our dreams and beliefs of childhood evaporate with the wind. It is a rare person who still believes at 16 the same dreams they did at 6, and by the time they are 26 the dreams of their childhood are long buried and forgotten.
By the time 36 rolls around, we start looking around in wonder…what happened to my youth? What happened to my dreams? How did I get to this place in my life? Where am I? WHO am I? What am I doing here?
It is at this point that people often feel the need to “find” themselves. I am here to tell you that you are not lost. You do not need to be found. You are there. Maybe you are buried under a pile of never ending laundry, bills, to-do lists and adult responsibilities, but you are there.
You need only find a quiet place to sit and think. Open your heart and mind to the dreams you had as a child, or the dreams you had as you grew up. What did you really want? What did you want to be?
Look inward at the person you have been hiding from yourself and the world, buried under mom duties and grocery lists.
Look inward and see the dream of childhood poking her head around the doorway of your inner self, trying to catch your attention, trying to remind you she is there.
At your center, in the quiet place in your soul, your true self, the one with the dreams and aspirations, is there. She is waiting for you to remember her, to recognize her, and to welcome her into your outer self.
She knows who you are. She knows what you want. She is you, the true you, the open and amazing you that you can be.
Find a quiet place. Light a candle. Play some soft music. Open your outer self to your inner self and invite her to come out. Allow her to show you the way, to illuminate the path for your dreams to become realities.
She is there, within you, waiting for you to set her free.
Don’t wait. Don’t wait for the perfect time. Start today. Allow your inner being to open you to the possibilities your life is filled with right now.