Just Showing Up

Just Showing Up Just Showing Up
Copyright © January 6, 2013 by Veronica Hay

There is a lot to be said for simply showing up each day.

For actually having the courage to get out of bed and try again. To think, hope and pray that things might be different today, better somehow, that there may actually be some light at the end of the tunnel.

So showing up is the first step and a very good one indeed for many of us. Perhaps from there, the unseen forces can actually find a way to get to you, through the whispers or the nudges or the seemingly random turn of events in your day. Perhaps something will move inside you that you hadn’t felt before and for a moment will sustain and comfort you.

And showing up can mean different things to different people. For some, it simply means having the strength to actually pull back the covers and get out of bed. For others it may mean, showing up at the starting point in the race of your life and really going for it. For others, it may mean, just lying there and thinking of reasons why you should show up, keep going, or not.

It is a first step. There is always a first step in everything and often it is that first step that makes the difference between victory and defeat, between knowledge and doubt, between strength and despair. So many of us take this all for granted and do it so very mindlessly, without a thought as to where we are going today, and the significance of the events that are about to take place. Without a thought as to how we could change the world with one single word planted in the heart of another at just the right moment, one tender utterance that may change the course of destiny for another soul who happened along our way that day.

Awareness and consciousness are the key. They are the everything, everything that we have ever wanted awaits us there, yet we are usually somewhere else looking, seeking, searching, trying …

But showing up takes us out of these places for a little while and plants us in the moment of surrender if only for a second, with no agenda, and no demands and no to do lists, and no expectations as to how it should look. Showing up is enough. It is a great secret of life, it is much more than enough, it is everything.

When you were born, you simply showed up, naked, unable to walk or talk or really do much of anything. And from that one simple moment of existence you made it here. Or you would not be reading this today. You made it this far. It was no accident. Remember that, and bless yourself today for doing it again, just showing up.

Then just as you did then, let the rest take care of itself.

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