So, what trickery are you in for today? What stories will you listen to and believe only to realize you’ve been tricked on April Fool’s Day? Usually, on this day, I don’t answer the phone, emails, or texts to stave off being fooled. April 1st is a fun day of fooling others and trying not to be fooled yourself. What about the rest of the days of the year? How are you fooling yourself into living the life of your dreams? What if you thought about all the stories you tell yourself daily about not being good enough, smart enough, old/young enough, pretty enough, or rich enough, and realized those were the true tricks. What if you were able to see the challenges our world faces from a place of empowerment rather than a place of fear? Any story you tell yourself of lack, limits, and overwhelment is a foolish game to play.
Rather than allowing yourself to be fooled into limitations, start listening, believing, and following your own intuition and heart. Your heart doesn’t play the foolish games your head does. Your heart knows that there is great LOVE along the journey, even during struggles in your life. Your heart knows for every story shown of sadness in the news, thousands of happy ones don’t beg to be seen. Fools beg for attention while the sage sits back and observes the situation, and moves forward in the space of LOVE.
The moment you see stories as just that stories, you take ownership of how they will play out in your life, how sadness can be turned into the stepping stone for happiness, how fear can’t live with a heart full of LOVE, how tragedy is what creates triumph, how awareness of your feelings puts you in the driver’s seat to move forward rather than be stalled in self-doubt.
Moving forward, I invite you to be your own sage by:
Seeing through the lens of LOVE and first noticing what is working well in your life before stepping into a space of fixing what isn’t.
Loving you, others, and the world. When foolish thoughts arise, be gentle, forgive and return to LOVE.
Mostly, my wish for you is to know you are the one in control of you. You get to choose how to move forward in celebration or sorrow. It may not always be easy choices, but they are yours to make. Be loving, kind, and compassionate to those foolish feelings you have about not being enough and see them dissipate.
Until next time, don’t be fooled into limitations.
Fear doesn’t fool me as I live in the space of LOVE.
Words to LOVE by:
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
~ William Shakespeare
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
Sounds for Your Soul:
What a Fool Believes – Michael McDonald