It’s Your Life, Now Fly

Close your eyes. Now, take a deep breath — deeper. Feel your chest expand until you feel the pinch of capacity. Hold it there for just a moment, then with steady control exhale. Feel the air rush out of your body. Relax. Repeat five or six times. Focus. Feel your body breathe. Feel this moment (Go ahead, I’ll wait until you’ve finished).

Do you know what that is?

Life.

It’s your life.

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. -Leonardo da Vinci quote

Your life is a journey. A journey that you are worthy to travel, and even though it seems like the life’s happiness comes with some mystical destination, you know, like when you’re skinnier, or richer, or have kids, or get married to the right man, or get rid of your current man, but just like the pot of gold, all those ‘somedays’ will leave you always searching, and never finding.

How should you live on this journey? Your past? Well, it’s past. There’s nothing for you there. You can never return, so now all you can do is accept it. Try it. Breathe in slow and begin to practice accepting the life of your past, because it’s on that broken road that you’ve arrived at this beautiful moment.

Your future? Tomorrow isn’t promised, and it will take care of itself. So, let’s not focus on something that is not yet in our hands.

But this moment? This very second is where life happens. It’s this moment that we must be present, breathe, and be fully alive, for it’s in this moment that all is right in your life. It’s just the way it’s supposed to be —  yes, every single broken part, and for that you must practice gratitude. You must not wait for someday to live your life. You can’t wait until everything is perfect, because life is not a destination. It’s a journey, a journey that you are responsible to walk down. Now fall in love with this journey.

Breathe in all that is good in your life. Use your voice. I am grateful for this life. I am grateful for…

Breathe out with a heart of gratitude. I am grateful for all the broken pieces of my life, for it’s in those pieces that I found my wings to fly.

Beautiful dove, you are meant to live this life wide open and with gratitude. You are meant to soar high, now it’s up to you to make it happen, because once you do, you will never be satisfied in your cage again.

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I’ve added this to Holley Gerth’s weekly link-up.

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10 Comments

  • 3 years ago

    Charity,
    What a beautiful reminder…Thank you!

  • 3 years ago

    Hi Charity,
    I’m visiting from Holley’s link-up today! Enjoying the journey of our life and focusing on gratitude — even for the broken parts and seeing the value they hold is so important — enjoyed reading your thoughts here today!

    • 3 years ago

      Thank you for coming by and for taking the time to leave a comment.

  • Rychelle Foltz
    3 years ago

    Beautiful blog post! Thanks for the reminder that we are still living and breathing and have a journey that we are walking.

    • 3 years ago

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

  • 3 years ago

    Charity – your words and lovely and your heart is evident. I join mine with yours – this is a journey and God is authoring incredible stories on our life that need to be lived out. Loved this –> “You must not wait for someday to live your life. You can’t wait until everything is perfect, because life is not a destination. It’s a journey.” I think falling in love with the journey means falling more in love with God every single day and trusting Him – taking Him at His word – and embracing the life/gift/purpose/calling He’s given us with our whole hearts. Loved your words so much, I’m following you on FB and Twitter now – can’t wait to read more. So happy I found you at Holley’s today. Blessings, Tiffany.

    • 3 years ago

      Falling in love with God is key, and for me it was knowing how much he delights in me, and how worthy I am for this journey that really helped me live with my whole heart. Thank you so much for your kind words, and I’m excited to be friend! 🙂

  • 3 years ago

    Ah… such a beautiful and powerful reminder of the profound blessing this life is for us all! Thank you, Charity- for lifting me higher… in my flight!

    • 3 years ago

      I’ll be the wind beneath your wings. 😉

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