The world is a very noisy place. It drowns out our every whisper and silences the beats of our hearts. That voice is something we cannot ever hide from because it is made up of everything we are. We don’t notice it at first, but then begin to hear this hum that seems to be nothing more than a long droll. Not quite as annoying as fingernails down a chalkboard, but the more we notice it, the more we hate it. It gets louder and louder until you can’t even hear anything anymore.
We walk around in the this daze and find ourselves wandering aimlessly with no real direction.
Because we stopped listening to that one thing that we should hear above everything else…
The very essence of our being is locked up and silenced, left to be forgotten.
Every once in a while, we hear enough to catch our attention, but shoo it away is if it were a menacing insect on a summer night. We tell ourselves that it doesn’t mean anything. That we are too busy. We look for validation from someone else who didn’t hear anything.
We don’t realize that the single most important thing we have is calling to us and is begging for a chance to be heard.
It knows who we are. It knows our power and aches to show us what we can do with it.
Isn’t it time we stopped putting everything else first and stopped ignoring who we really are?
Isn’t it time to push past the crowd and walk our own path, even if we don’t even know what that looks like?
Isn’t it time to use what we have been given change not only our lives, but the lives of those around us?
One of my new favorite songs includes the words,
“We don’t feel ready…we don’t feel steady…question what we really have to give.”
Is that why we hold back? Because we aren’t sure if what we have to offer will matter? Because we are waiting for someone else to go first? Because we somehow were convinced that life cannot be anything more than what it is?
Life isn’t always about the biggest house (remember who has to clean that house) or the fanciest cars (those cars still get dinged up)…life is about feeling alive. It’s about using every ounce of our being and sharing it with the world. It’s about taking our strengths and what we love and impacting people in a positive way. It’s about listening to our hearts and souls and giving it a purpose. It’s about everything we were born to be.
Our biggest asset will always be found where it is strongest…within. We have it – let’s use it. Be someone’s miracle today just by being you.
Michelle A. Homme 2016 ©