This morning I set up my pc on our back lanai and began getting ready for my day. I soon realized I was not starting my day as I like and took at long pause and quickly gathered up my coffee, ipad and a large towel and headed for the bench straight out my back door to sit by the bay and do the things I value when starting my day such as meditation, journaling, reflection and then writing in my novel…
As soon as I finished my meditation it’s like the dolphins knew and were trying to keep it down earlier because they startled me with their blows as they came up for air. They were right next to the sea wall and for the next hour put on a beautiful show for me… which we all know was not initial but I loved it and stopped what I was doing to soak it in and follow their action.
They swim as a group and circle schools of fish to gather their breakfast. They swam alone and would push fish into the canal and with such rapid force turn and dive to gather their hunt. Dolphins are majestic creatures but watching them hunt for food brings their strength and agility into awareness. I would love to make a fairy tale connection with one of these wild dolphins who I see on a daily basis and dream of jumping off into the bay for a movie like moment reliving “Dolphin Tale”…. Sigh
But the reality is these are wild dolphins and more than likely my presence in the water would scare them away and even worse would be if they viewed me a a threat to their young and or a menu item. All again not likely and let me assure you that as optimistic as I am I will not be testing my relationship with wild dolphins anytime soon… however while watching them this morning and inhaling all of their grace and beauty it reminded me of what I have been speaking about and teaching my coaching clients.
If nature could speak I wonder if they would say to us….”What are you doing, you weren’t meant for that” “You look like a Dolphin trying to lay a chicken egg… not going to happen”
You see when I was watching the dolphins I thought that basically them living authentic is not just expected but absolute for survival. If they try to live as a different ocean creature than would they ever survive? Would they know how to feed themselves? Travel? stay out of harm? My guess is no… they could not live like a crab and a crab cannot live like a dolphin.
So I hope you are able to stay with me and these interesting thoughts I am having this morning and begin to think about your own life. Have we; the human race gotten away from our authentic selves in search of materials things and lives which are not even in line with our beings? I believe so much frustration, unhappiness, broken relationships, being burned out and feeling desperate is because we are living outside of our authentic self.
If we will align with our true selves, do what we are naturally gifted at doing, surround ourselves with like minded people than our world begins to make a shift and you personally will be overcome with peace and happiness. I often try to imagine I am 80 years old and what will I be feeling about my life in my younger days… I don’t want to sit in a rocking chair and be overcome with regret and sadness for not having lived my dreams and being true to who I was… so I’ve thrown in the towel of trying to be anything other than what I am and I encourage you to do the same. This might mean a drastic life change or simple habits but whatever it is for you than do it.
Here are some questions for you to reflect on today:
1. What hobbies or activities do you love to do and get lost in when you do them?
2. Do you hate the current rat race you live in? What really bothers you?
3. Without comparing to others and taking away the “wants” in life what could you actually see your authentic self doing and being?
4. Try to imagine you are living an authentic life starting today… ideal circumstances… PAUSE…. Take a deep breath… What does it feel like?
5. Deep down inside of us there is a voice wanting to be heard and it’s telling you what you truly are…. What is it saying?
Have a beautifully authentic day my friend,
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