Stop Trying So Hard

ImageReframe every thought, word, and deed from the perspective of the person you’ve always dreamed you’d be, as if your life was already as you’ve always dreamed it would be. Die to yesterday’s illusions and be reborn to the truth of your vision.
TUT, a note from the Universe

I don’t know what Id do without my daily notes from the Universe, sent by email of course. I need reminders constantly that there’s a great big world around me that continues to spin with or without any effort from me to push it along. Sometimes I can feel like I’m on my own planet and it’s up to me to make all the moves, everything’s livelihood and future is wholly dependent on my decisions and actions.

What a weight to carry, isn’t it? If someone else told me that I’d immediately want to instruct them to take a long break, a nap even. Get some rest and stop carrying that weight. You don’t have to keep trying to do this all alone. Not every single thing, every other persons destiny, every outcome, hangs in the balance like you might imagine.

Call it a consequence of growing up in the digital age, the millenial era, or the culture of instant gratification. I want what I want now and to be really real I wanted it yesterday. Time is a ticking and everyone is succeeding faster than my LinkedIn homepage can track. I’m running out of social platforms on which to measure myself against my competitors. I want to know I’m on the right path but most of all I want to know everyone else thinks I am.

Maybe if I knew everyone else thinks I’m on track, I could finally feel like I too can believe it. What I’m learning is, contrary to my deeply engrained belief, no one else knows where I’m going or where I’m meant to go. They can’t tell me what I really want to hear. To this day my attempts at activating my supposed psychic mind reading powers remain futile.

And so I start with my morning notes from the Universe, sometimes peppered amid my Libra daily horoscope for kicks. I try to embrace this new perspective in which I’m not at the center of the world I created in which everything rests on my shoulders. I don’t have to carry the weight, and neither do you. None of us do.

Published by Sydney Campos


5 thoughts on “Stop Trying So Hard

  1. WOW! I probably need to read this everyday. haha. So so true. I am reading a lot of Brene Brown’s stuff right now and she is talking about similar things. She says not to discredit the ordinary because we are searching for the extraordinary. Because at the end of life its the ordinary things that we will hold in our memories as the most precious. Such a great post girl!

    1. Thank you for the compliment! It’s so true, my biggest challenge right now is living in the present and really trying to live in acceptance. When I have moments of feeling truly present, I can tune into epic gratitude and I feel like I’m suddenly aware of magic all around! At the same time, it feels like unlearning so much of what I somehow absorbed growing up. Here’s to unlearning everything!

      1. Have you thought about (I dont know…maybe you already have/are) but studying Psychology? I think you would be great at it!

      2. Haha not quite but both of my parents have an academic background in it! Maybe that’s where it’s coming from 🙂

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