[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI5kV69UxKg[/youtube]Have you ever wondered why it was so easy to make friends as children? Trust came easily––before it was jaded by life experiences. In the pure innocence of childhood, hopes and dreams flourish, but life toughens our skin and dulls expectations. How energizing it would be to see things as a child again––chasing dreams like an elusive butterfly. When you think about it, the pursuit of happiness drives most of our decisions. We search for happiness in relationships, jobs, where we live and what we do, but we also end things hoping to find happiness. We divorce, change careers, move away. We buy things to make us happy, but the newness fades like the waning smell of a once new car.
Everyone has their own unique story with all its twists, turns, hopes, and dreams; yet at the same time, universal threads unite us all as we search for love and meaning in our lives. As different as we appear on the outside, we all bleed, cry, love and hurt the same way. Everyone has the power within to change their destiny––to use the past to propel us forward or paralyze our lives. The mind holds on to every indecision, failure, embarrassment, disappointment, anxiety, heartbreak, misdirection, mistake, betrayal, lie, abandonment, and loss. Anger, resentment, fear and pain can cloud your vision or cast road blocks to block the path to your destiny, so don’t wallow in the fog of perception.
I know first hand that it’s hard to change directions but, like I’ve said many times before, a map to California will never get you to New York. If you’re not heading in the right direction, the answer is simple, change courses! New paths can be daunting, but I found out that many times the events I feared the most turned out to be the best things in my life.
The economy has knocked the wind out of a lot of sails. If you’re at a crossroad in your life, try looking through the eyes of your inner child. Remember your dreams and take a leap of faith. You may find a new direction that will restore your destiny. Take the time to listen to this video––a song by Air Supply. It’s truly inspiring! If we could all look through the innocent eyes of children, think of what dreams we could accomplish.