,Can you feel it? A feeling in your gut that tells you that you are ready. Ready for what, you ask yourself? I'm not sure though it feels kind of cool, like the feeling I used to have as a kid. You know just feeling curious and hopeful. I could imagine myself to be anybody or anything I wanted to and I never once heard an objection. I could fly to the moon and back and still get home for dinner. Camping in the backyard took me to the jungles of the amazon or the Himalayas.
So what went wrong? When did I lose the magic of a day filled with unlimited possibility? When did your sense of wonder vanish? For me it was not a specific day or event but a gradual slipping away until that feeling became pretty rare. It seems like I replaced this natural joy with an artificial joy that was dependent on something or many things that needed to align. It was usually related to some form of consumption or acquisition. Sometimes it was either alcohol or food induced. What I am calling joy is a very poor replacement and never really comes close. I am settling for a pretty poor consolation prize.
What's the pay off for acting this way, for going through life without feeling deeply, without expressing our true nature. When we discover this, we are stepping onto a path of profound change. If this idea sounds a little risky perhaps you are not as far from it as you think.
About the Author
Behavior Change Coach and Author James Barfoot holds certifications as a Master NLP practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist who is registered to practice in Washington State. He developed The Primal Toolbox a behavior change and coaching strategy based on a tribal models. James lives in Spokane WA.