couturehappinessWhen Nolan was two to about five-and-a-half, he would wake up every morning the same way... He would sing, I'm awaaaaake, I'm awaaaaake, I'm awaaaaaaaaake, over and over again, not leaving his bed, until we came in and said good morning and told him it was ok to get out.
Somehow, he never understood he could just get out of bed and walk into our room to wake us up.
Last night during our first official night away for Spring Break, we asked him to wake us up the way he used to, so, walking up the stairs this morning, with a smile on his now 11-year-old face, he did just that:
I'm awaaaaake, I'm awaaaaake, I'm awaaaaaaaaake. :) I immediately had the visual of adults, every adult, singing and saying that to themselves every morning, reminding themselves of being more awake and aware to thoughts, decisions and actions taken (or not taken), as well as, generally, to their potential and overall capability to think something and create it, and, my favorite, to do and ask more from themselves than they ever ask from anyone else.
How did I contribute to this situation? asks the awake person and it changes their life. With this one question, you begin living the life that consistently moves you from problem to solution so you can express to the world who you really are.
Who you *really* are is who is in charge of the success or joy you keep thinking is still a few years out... When we live our lives asleep or sleep walking, we are less aware of how our actions (or non action) affect others, how our thoughts connect to what's showing up in our reality today and we are less mindful of how our courage or confidence can eventually be summoned by a simple and enlightened YES or NO.
It all comes down to finally deciding one morning, just like that, that we can get out of the bed we've made for ourselves and choose anew or choose again, ultimately choosing a life we actually own, where nothing or no one outside of us, has to be or do anything different for us to be free... #creativeheroine
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