Commitment… in Loving Flow

Sweet gentle waters
of the river,
calling
for perfect flow
and sweet surrender
yet always a commitment,
steady and true
to find Her way
to the Sea

Is a person or a situation causing you difficulty because it is misaligned?

Or is it because you are in fact being faced with your own shadows, screaming for attention, craving to be resolved? Shadows that, in truth, you are afraid to look at.

Sometimes we need to look at those shadows, in order to become more luminous: to use the words of my teacher.

The plethora of people to connect with, relationship options, career opportunities, and endless possibilities of things to do and to pursue here in this physical reality present the temptation to just jump onto the next thing when challenges come up: all in the name of “going with the flow”, “following the heart”, and the “path of greatest alignment”. 

But let me tell you, that what’s most in alignment will not always come easy. Success doesn’t just happen overnight. Dreams aren’t manifested out of thin air. I had developed (and taken a sabbatical from!) my own legal practice at age 26 because I worked tirelessly throughout school and university – sitting my first scholarship exams at age 10, taking advanced subjects well ahead of my years, and putting in countless disciplined hours of work and dedication. My career skyrocketed when I started, because I learnt how to be in devotional service to my clients, constantly strive for excellence, expanding my knowledge, and also developing ever greater focus and discipline – not just in my work, but in my personal life, which included developing a regimented meditation and yoga routine even in my busiest moments, to take care of myself so that I could offer my best self to my work.

All that got me to where I am today – with a solid foundation upon which to grow and develop new projects, pursuing my deepest passions.

So my message for the day is this: to truly build a stable foundation in this life – both in terms of creating your stable inner world, as well as the external physical reality around – requires time, commitment, and dedication. 

Challenges will come up to test you, and your true commitment to your path. To give you the opportunity to go deeper into yourself, building your inner strength, and fortifying your core; that you may become more whole within yourself – thereby giving yourself more fully, more devotionally, to your mission here on this world..

Those who run away from challenge, always choosing the path of least resistance but never learning how to ride the wild rapids, will not develop the deep sturdy roots enabling for true growth up to the sky. For we need strong foundations, in order to soar to the Heavens above.

It’s one thing to be able to “go with the flow” in the sense of being flexible and adaptable when difficult situations come up, to find creative solutions, let go of attachment to what we think we may want, and have our hearts open to guidance for how to better achieve our overall objective. The detail may differ, the physical may shift and change, though the dream remains the same…

That’s quite different to running away. Running away from commitment.

Because deep down, that’s what many of us fear: in all aspects of our lives, from true commitment to ourselves and our personal growth, commitment in relationship, or commitment to our life’s work.

But commitment is so important. It is commitment that will bring us Home.

And so I send love and strength for the journey. If I can offer my support, please reach out.

Cara

Published by Cara Amy Goldthorpe

Entrepreneur, earth warrior, storyteller and lawyer, with a mission to promote ways of living more harmoniously with nature and with each other.

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