One of my favorite things to do at night is to look up at the stars.
I imagine how far the stars are from me, how large they really are, and how many of them there are in the universe. (Scientists will probably say infinity.)
I then come back down to earth and realize my perspective.
In the whole scheme of life–I am just a speck. A tiny grain of sand in a huge ocean.
The first time I thought this way, all my angst and concerns just melted away. It was amazing and I felt like I was pounds lighter and degrees softer. My cares seemed insignificant with this perspective. My fears disappeared and I felt a lovely sense of serenity. I realized that my life wasn’t as important than I thought it was.
That’s not to say my life was worthless. Actually, it was worth more now.
It was clear to me that I was holding myself back from truly enjoying life.
I was creating obstacles, such as fears and worries, that blocked me from giving and receiving true joy.
I was getting in my own way.
It was that day that I devoted myself to the saying–“Life is a vacation”. I started looking for the beauty on this planet, and learned when I was creating limits for myself.
I now know this very clearly:
This is nothing stopping us from experiencing all the beauty and goodness that is available to us on this planet–but ourselves.
My friend, I encourage you, too, to take some time to look at the stars tonight and relax into a space that feels really good.
There is NOTHING stopping you, but yourself.