What is your banana? What do you hold too tightly? So tightly that the very action of holding on is what keeps you from having it? Missing your life’s purpose.
And what if there is actually something much BETTER for you than the banana itself? And the stubbornness of the grip blinds you to seeing greater opportunities and happiness?
There is a fine line between tenacity and control freak.
It takes letting go.
Stop and ask yourself:
WHAT IS IT THAT I REALLY WANT to be happy?
…. not in material possessions, or rank at work- but really that which gives you true joy- the expression of your unique talents.
Look at the career you are currently in. Are you excited and motivated? Does it make you happy? Does time seem to slip away while doing it? Do you feel you are fulfilling your Life’s Purpose (and you do have one) in your activities throughout the day? Be honest. Trust your instinct. The deepest part of you knows.
Finding your Life’s Purpose takes soul searching and much humility.
Only those willing to do the work on themselves find the happiness.
This is where is gets real.
Are you holding on to something out of habit? fear? ego? pride? indulging in self-pity? Are you holding on to the banana in the jar?
When LETTING GO of the banana would either make it possible for you to actually HAVE the banana- by finding another way. Or giving you the free hand to now grasp something else better for you- a new discovered talent or higher development of one already in your life’s purpose.
Be willing to change course. Be willing to not know everything. Be curious. Be willing to be surprised and allow things to look differently.
Be happy now.
Just let go.
Awesome advice and insight Marlo, once we realize the monkey then letting go is when the power flows..
Thank you, David! I love how you put that, “then the power flows”… Flowing Power- yes!
The Journey is in each moment, in Awareness and Choice, following our inner knowing as we are willing to listen deep.
I’m grateful for YOU, and sharing this Journey with you.
Your Bright Being inspires All!
Thank you, Mary! I am grateful for you!! You shine!
We’ve a few crazy weeks…realized my biggest banana is that I want this “Labor of Life” to happen today! But it’s a pursuit of a lifetime…and Pres. Monson says, “joy in the journey!”
This has been throw in my face a few times in the past couple of weeks…remind me on our MMA calls?…Deb, Joy Now!
Yes, Deb! Joy in the journey!! It makes everything happen so much more quickly!! Love you!