Notes From The Soul

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Have you ever thought you wanted to do something
but kept waiting until you had all the conditions just right?

Or it kept getting put to the side because it wasn’t a priority,
but yet it was still nudging you almost daily?…

Every time you think about it you get that, “aargh” feeling
and wish you had it done so you could be enjoying it,
using it, whatever the case may be.

This blog is one of a number of things like that in my life.

I am blessed with many opportunities and a full life
but also find that sometimes that means certain things
get overlooked – and sometimes those little things that,
in the end, are far bigger than we think.

“Notes From The Soul” has been something
I’ve been meaning to do for YEARS!

I get insights I want to share, I have experience
I want to shout to the world, links
I want people to know about – literally,
NOTES from my SOUL that were calling
to be given to the world at large.

But it kept being put to the side because
I didn’t want to just do it in a typical way
(like I just went ahead and did through this popular wordpress site)
but instead to have one that would be
custom-crafted and posted for me – to have guidance
and support in getting it created so I could be sure to ‘get it right’, etc.

On top of that, ‘life’ kept interrupting.
The more immediate needs took priority
and the ‘wouldn’t that be nice’ thought of
having a blog, once again, got put on the shelf.
Waiting for its time, waiting, waiting, waiting…
and creating a constant nudge, a nagging
at the soul, a tugging on the heart.

Finally today I realized that it’s better to dive in
and do it imperfectly than to wait till the
‘perfect’ time and to be done in the ‘perfect’ way.

THERE IS NO PERFECT!

And believe me, NO blog is world’s less perfect
than a blog that is at least being posted and shared and expressed.

So……..Welcome to my perfectly imperfect and
happy to be here blog, ‘Notes From The Soul’.

Now, literally less than one hour later, its here, and after what
probably translates into thousands of hours over the years
from whence it could have been published…it’s a bit humbling to see.

So…….

What is it that has been sitting on your soul’s shelf?

What has been tugging at your attention to get done
or created that you feel called to do but choose to
put to the side in favor of life’s more present urgencies –
or in favor of waiting till more favorable conditions?

How about stopping whatever you’re doing RIGHT NOW
and dedicate an hour towards giving attention to THAT?

See what magic you can create in one focused hour
that will make a difference from this point forward
because it’s finally listening to your heart, it’s finally
acknowledging what you’re being called to bring forth
and it’s allowing it to come out, even if it’s far from perfect.

As Goethe says at the end of his famous quote, “Begin it now”

(see the bottom of this posting for the full quote)

And please leave your comment and share what that is
for you and what you commit to right now.

Give myself, and others who read this, the chance to support you
and to energetically cheer you on.

Even if you can’t do it right this second, then what
can you commit to doing towards it within the next 24 hours?

I can’t wait to hear from you and I thank you from
my heart for your reading and sharing your comments
and for being a part of my realizing this long overdue,
long-awaited-within-my-soul blog.

It’s a never-ending journey of discovery, this life.
I look forward to sharing it with you.

Now, here’s that quote I promised you…Enjoy….
And, BEGIN IT NOW….

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance
to draw back, always ineffectiveness, concerning all acts
of initiative (and creation).

There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which,
kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never
otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues
from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents and meetings and
material assistance which no man could have dreamed
would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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