At the core of distraction is an unwillingness to be with yourself, a deep desire to check out because the discomfort of being with yourself, undistracted, present, and aware is too much – it terrifies you, though you would deny that.
You know yourself, you say, you’re fine, you just like to have a few drinks or watch a few shows on Netflix or scroll Instagram.
The problem is it isn’t just a few and this distraction becomes your default operating system. Instead of pausing to check in with yourself, connect with your soul, use the silence to allow yourself to listen to your intuition, you reach for something outside of you; it becomes automatic, unconscious.
So you go through your days, numbing yourself ever so slightly, enough to loosen your hold on your dreams, enough to shake your ability to take 100% responsibility for your life and your decisions.
As you numb yourself, you numb your desires. You fear you can’t really have what you truly want. You fear disappointment so you inadvertently create a life of perpetual disappointment.
What you ultimately fear is being you – you fear that it’s not enough, that you’re not good enough to live the life you dream of.
Yet you also fear realizing your dreams – what will that require of you? You don’t know if you’re up for it, best just to watch another episode, have another drink and think about it. And your dreams slowly fade away, your discontent grows so your distractions increase and so the cycle goes.
All of this demonstrates a deep disconnection with your soul, your truth, your true you. At your core, you know the truth – you’ve just kept it buried under lies and illusions.
That truth is that you are worthy and valuable just as you are without having to do or be anything to prove it or earn it. At your core, you know exactly what you want and you know when you connect with your true desires, nothing will stop your from getting them.
You have to ask yourself, are you willing to do whatever it takes, no matter what?
Are you willing to be uncomfortable, face your fears, release your distractions and listen, honor, and act on your soul’s guidance? No matter what?
What is it you want your legacy to be? That you got by? Or that you took risks, you went after your dreams, and you truly lived in your fullest expression inspiring others to do the same?
It’s always a choice. In every moment. What will you choose?