Saturday, September 24, 2011

Do you have a Leaky cup in your hand?


When you go to the world begging for your needs to be met by something or someone, it is the same as walking through life with a leaking cup in your hand.
Pensacola Helene

Does your cup have a leak?


When I speak about needs in this blog, I'm not talking about basic needs such as water, food, clothing, a place to live, or the apple a day that keeps the doctor away. I am talking about the private needs you have that create an inner belief that you are living with some kind of deficiency. What does this have to do with writing or the other gifted? Well it has everything to do with your motive for pursuing your writing or gifted destinies. There is a difference when you are fulfilling your dreams because you love it and want to share it with others. It's another thing to pursue your dreams to fulfill a need for instance: to be somebody. It should be the opposite really. I am somebody so I can and will pursue my dreams.  Further, we can also pursue our dreams to fulfill the need to be loved, but it's better to love yourself and know you are loved by others. Therefore, you can say I am loved, so I will and can pursue my dreams. Again we are talking about the inner journey of writers and the other gifted folks.

The reason I choose to talk about the inner journey of the dreamer or the gifted is because I want to see people pursue their dreams whole, not broken. It will eliminate the disappointment or depression from not having that need fulfilled through the expected renown, fame, prestige, notoriety, or promised illusion of being somebody when you arrive at your destination. You are already somebody. You are already whole or you have everything inside of you to get to a place of wholeness. You want to enjoy the journey, without anything blocking your heart, so your talent can truly really flow into the lives of others.

If we are doing what we love to do for the simply joy and satisfaction it brings, all those other things will come naturally. When we come to our dreams and giftedness with the purpose of using them to get some need met, we might as well have a cup in our hands that constantly leaks. Don't be a beggar. Come to life whole. Come to your dreams whole. Share with others whole. When you come with your cup already filled, you will discover that your cup, instead of leaking, will begin to over flow. Those who understand and have taken their journey with the wholeness of self; left us with the phrase, "My cup runneth over."

So, come whole - with your dreams and gifts - to share them with others. When you give, it will be given back to you in abundance. Will you seriously look at your motives for pursuing your dreams/sharing your gifts and ask yourself: Do I have a leaky cup in my hands?

Pensacola Helene
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