What’s the story you most desire to bring to life in 2016? What’s the story your just-right client most desires to bring to life in 2016? Here is our rounding out prompt of Week Four of Do Your Best Work, Not Someone Else’s by Jen Louden. She speaks to us on the path of Quest 2016 where many of us from countries around the world embark on a magical journey of questing and visioning for the upcoming year.
Every now and then I take a drive through the back-country roads of San Diego. There is an expansiveness I experience as the elevation increases along with viewing the mountain range in the backdrop. In this I am able to let go of my preconceived notions of what life is about and rest in the totality of its absence. We’ve been fortunate lately to have rainy days in Californina making everything so green and clear, as the sun blazes through the open blue sky. Perhaps what I need is my old story to be released and a new and promising story to surface. This new story is the story I claim for the new year.
The story I most desire to bring is a story of liberation. To feel existence penetrate within my being and to be fully alive and awake in my experience is the story most wanting to emerge. I would like it to be a true story. For this to be so this quote by Ray Bradbury resonates with a story that is alive and always changing. “First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” I likened this story to an ever unfolding story of truth, perfectly and naturally, just the way it is intended to be. Faith also plays a role, “faith in the things unseen” as St. Paul puts it in the gospel. I also have the Serenity Prayer in mind. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
This story is a story of acceptance. In my story there are castles made of sand that are not susceptible to in-coming waters because they are built on Truth. A true story is what I desire most which speaks to liberation and acceptance allowing wisdom to occur so that I can course correct if needed. By that same token, to not get bogged down about things, but to keep a wonder about the unfolding nature of how the story plays out, and go with the ever changing tides of change.
The story of my just-right client is the desire of a unique story of happiness, allowing them access to it by the services I offer. The merging of these stories have found there similarities in the commonalities I shared with my fellow peers in Quest 2016, a unique experience where people from around the world share their vision of the year to come. Surprisingly, our stories have crossed paths many times. This is what I see in my just-right client’s experience as their particular unfolding story unfolds naturally as the way it is supposed to be.
My hope is that through our unique experiences, we can come to a place of absence of a preconceived notion of what reality is like, to a Reality where the Truth of our existence is revealed, allowing a oneness to be revealed like the oneness I experienced when out on a drive through the back-country of San Diego. This is the story of nature, and the story it tells as the living breathing story of Truth that speaks to us all, as all.