This is the picture I have on my desktop these days:
And I look at it the way I used to look around my living room.
“Hmmm, maybe I should move the couch next to the ficus? I think that would open the place up a bit.”
“Hmmm, maybe I should go to Sri Lanka between my trip to Japan and Bali. I think they have elephants.”
A year ago, buying a ticket to Iceland would have been a huge deal, requiring much forethought, a bit of a freak out over planning and timing, and agonizing over what to bring and what to leave behind.
I mean, even driving from my house in Venice Beach to downtown LA was an epic ordeal.
Now I fly off to Qatar as if I’m heading down the street for a slice of pizza.
The world has gotten SO SMALL to me suddenly. I literally feel like I’m hovering above it from a different vantage point, looking down on our planet as if it’s all right at my fingertips.
And it occurred to me this morning – it not only is, but it always HAS been.
It’s all always been right there, hanging around, doop de doo, waiting for me to notice it.
It honestly makes my hair stand up. Because it’s almost creepy:
THERE ARE COUNTLESS HUGELY AWESOME GIGANTIC OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES AND VERSIONS OF OUR LIVES SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US RIGHT NOW THIS VERY SECOND.
They’re just waiting for our perspectives to change.
So next time you’re feeling stuck or freaking out about paying your mortgage or wondering how the hell you wound up living the kind of life you used to make fun of, take a deep breath, look beyond the ordinary and reconsider what you deem impossible.
Because the motherlode is at your front door, she’s just waiting to be invited in.