I came to a sudden realization today. So many of us, after graduating high school/college, become an “adult” and tend to lose our spark. You know, that tiny exciting feeling that shines from your soul outwards? That feeling of inspiration, dreaming, wishes to shine in the world and beyond?
I remember as a kid, getting very excited over the idea of truly making a difference in our world. Organizations truly involved in saving animals or helping other human beings really sparked a fire inside me that shone through my eyes. And honestly? They still do spark that fire. The only difference is that I allow the fire to be put out much quicker instead of working with it, making it even bigger, and following through. Why does this happen to so many of us? Fear?
I’ll speak about the one case I feel most comfortable relaying to you; but please feel free to comment about other cases you know that make us forget about our spark. Many times, when we land a financially secure job, we do not leave it, no matter the circumstances of the job itself (due to how many of us are conditioned by society). Why? Well, if you read the papers, landing a financially secure job is a true blessing and I do not deny this in any way. Nonetheless, if what we are doing in this job does not inspire us, is it truly worth it to dedicate 8+ hours a day for 30+ years of our lives? I mean, really think about it. Why are we afraid to pursue our dreams? Isn’t it much scarier that we really only have one life to live? As kids/youth we had DREAMS! What would the 10 year old version of you say if he/she saw you now?
As I read in a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer, he rightfully states, “Don’t die with your music still in you.” We can’t forget this, we must remember that spark we once had inside us and bring it back to life!