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The Sound of Perspective

posted Aug 21, 2013, 5:11 PM by Suzette Vearnon   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 5:32 PM ]
Having a dream is easy.  Keeping your balance once your dream is reality is not.  I was so excited when I signed the final contract that offered me keys to a new liberated life.  Ah the freedom!  With fervor, I hit the ground running.  At first, keeping the plates spinning on those long poles was easy.  I had such vitality.  What I had not expected was life would set up more poles and throw me more plates to spin.  The more plates the spin, the harder it is to keep everything going. 
 
You see, the plates I began with created energy.  That energy attracted other things like a magnet.  Some good.  Some bad.  It's hard to discern the good from the bad, though, when you get caught up in the frenzy of keeping the plates spinning.  Your once clear perspective gets cloudy.  
 
Needing a break, my boyfriend and I took an overnight trip to our favorite place, Wilmington NC.  It rained the first day but no matter, we relaxed, watched TV and spent some time in the heated swimming pool of the hotel.  As the jets stirred the water, caressing my neck and shoulders, I felt myself finally take a much needed breath.  Then today, we went to our favorite place of communion, Greenfield Park.  There is something so deeply spiritual and serene about that park.  As we walked and took in the majesty of the Cyprus trees and effortlessness of the ducks, the turtles and an occasional fish that you could see through the water, I found myself taking deeper breaths.  Somewhere between there and walking through the hallways of the downtown shops, I heard something.  "You only need to do what inspires you," it said. 
 
Immediately, I recognized it as the voice of my Inner Knowing.  Like an observer, it took inventory of where my energy had been going--metaphorically speaking, those plates tossed my way.  It wasn't that any of them was bad.  It was about knowing that just because a plate was tossed at me didn't mean I had to accept it.  It was okay to allow some plates to fall by the wayside.  It was okay to let some plates be caught by someone else.  If it were a circus act or one featured on the hit TV show, America's Got Talent, my life would be impressive and I would probably get jaw-dropping applause.  Just the same, it would be exhaustive if ones life became an act that never ended.  That would be painful!   
 
Constantly being told that I need to do this and that was becoming painful.  What do you really want to do? is what my Inner Voice wanted to know.  Akin to that was what is the best use of your energy?  While in my special place of communion, I heard the sound of perspective.  No one person can do everything.  That is what causes burn out.  I didn't become an entrepreneur to burn out.  I'm so grateful that I took some time away so that I could not just hear the sound but finally say, "I get it.  I get it.  No reason for more lessons.  I hear you and I'll make some changes."   
 
Enjoy the photos from our time at Greenfield Park.
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