Getting Out of My Way

I had a fabulous insight in a dream this morning. I stood inside a shelter of some sort and the ground slopped down in front of me. I saw a huge boulder in my path. I felt that I couldn’t progress forward with such a huge obstacle in my way.Image

I knew walking around the boulder wouldn’t do any good because it might roll after me when I stepped around it. Also, I knew that I couldn’t make it explode because the smaller pieces might hit me, and it looked way too heavy to lift.

I asked a guide who was with me how to get rid of it and they said it depends on what it is made of. Instantly I knew it was fear –my fear of not being published, of not having money, of not losing weight, of not being able to accomplish my dreams. I told my guide that I knew it was fear and they said “This is how you get rid of fear.” I looked at the boulder and it simply dissolved before my eyes, clearing the path before me.

The thing is, there was never an obstacle in my way. It was my incorrect thinking that made me believe that the roadblock was real. I put up the boulder because it was a burden to work so hard trying to achieve my desires.

My perception changed and I understood that things aren’t difficult like I imagined, and that I am worth every ounce of effort I spend on the journey. I was able to move forward and create some positive things today.

Do you have a roadblock or seemingly immense obstacle that is preventing you from accomplishing something? What is your boulder made of? Is it based on truth or your own misperceptions?

4 thoughts on “Getting Out of My Way

  1. Great blog post. I think we all have these things. I see it all the time in my students who decide they are never going to get what they want even though their lives have unlimited possibility.

    • Hi John,
      The hard part is being too young to understand how we create our own roadblocks with our incorrect perceptions, influenced by a negative statement or reinforced statements that sink deep into the mind and remain hidden while whispering that we’re not good enough. Maybe you should add that to your talk at the beginning of the semester, if you haven’t already! Thank you for responding.

  2. Hi Carole,
    An inspiring post! I like the analogy of the boulder and can identify with much of what you say. As aspiring writers, we need to feel and get past the fear. Only then will it dissipate.

    I’ll share this post with my Twitter followers.


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