Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CUT YOURSELF FREE


         
                                                      CUT YOURSELF FREE

 Are you happy with where your life is heading? ... or not??

Most of the time you are your own obstacle. You do not let your dreams soar because you fear something imaginary – something awful that might conceivably happen.
For a very long time I made security a priority in my life. This was certainly true when it came to my finances. That is why it suited me well to work in the health care sector. I did it for years, collecting my wages at the end of each month. Yet I am also trained as a visual artist, and since graduating from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001 I have dreamed about working exclusively on my art.

After Iceland’s financial meltdown in 2008, I summoned my courage and quit my job. Many people were astonished at my timing… but I followed my heart, without further hesitation. I made a decision to devote myself to my art and to trust what is written in the Scriptures: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” My life has been wonderful almost every day since then, and my level of material comfort has not changed.
I choose not to sacrifice my dreams for a “security” that is unreliable in any case. I would rather try my dreams on for size and find out how they feel. If they fit badly, I can always take them off – I hope.

Verily I say unto thee: Believe in the dream that fills you with passion, and follow it. Life is a lot more vibrant when you let go of your safety line and dare to climb new mountains.
     (from the forthcoming book: Be a smiler…)







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