Kung Fu Panda. Raised by a duck. Judged by his appearance. Obsessed with a crazy dream. Attempting to live a life others wanted for him.
Do any of us feel like we were raised by ducks; perhaps misunderstood? Trapped in a life that others wanted for us. Where dreams were just far off fantasies; a day dream we didn’t really believe we could ever live?
What am I willing to do to change my life in a radical way?
AM I WILLING to invite my fears up into my awareness. To heal my fears so that I can begin to believe? So those day dreams can become my life?
“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
AM I WILLING TO radically change my thinking about everything I think I know?
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
Am I willing to believe the possibility ….
Anything that annoys me is for teaching me patience.
Anyone who abandons me is for teaching me how to stand up on my own two feet.
Anything that angers me is for teaching me forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over me is for teaching me how to take my power back.
Anything I hate is for teaching me unconditional love.
Anything I fear is for teaching me courage to overcome my fear.
Anything I can’t control is for teaching me how to let go and trust the process.
Perhaps none of this is true. So what thought brings me the most peace? Am I willing to stay present in that idea and live it by my actions?
What action right now am I willing to take, to live in, to commit as a mantra every second of every day? Only this focus, this desire, this action can pluck ideas from my mind and put them into action in my life.
So what life will my actions betray about the life I am really living? Am I willing to invite that reality up and into my awareness?
What is your inner Kung Fu Panda capable of?