After fifteen years of wishin’, hoping, trying and using the law of attraction by
starting a collection of tiny versons, my 1973 VW Camper Van materialized on a for sale by
owner site. It was being held for a man that wanted to transform it into a
ice cream van; but eventually, with much persistence and many, many texts
proving my worthiness; the owner told me it was mine. That is what happens
when you have patience with your dreams. In the past several weeks; after
many months of fear-I began ripping out the fifty plus year old pieces from the van
to rejuvenate and revive them. Once the process began I couldn’t stop taking the
van apart and beautifying it one piece at a time. I have never even taken so
much as a seat belt out of a vehicle and now I am at least 3/4 of the way through
a complete interior restoration. It is the most exhilarating feeling I have ever
had-I feel so much pride as each piece becomes transformed from tired and
rough to beautiful and at it’s utmost potential.
People have come to my house and said-“you’re so creative, how do you know
how to do all these things?” My answer is always that they too can do it. All
you need to learn how to do anything is:
a. A library card (or Google/Youtube)
b. to let go of the fear that you may fail (you can always try again)
c. the vision (it will guide you and inspire you).
F.Y.I.: Growing up with no television also led me to learning new things
as I had to fill my time with something to amuse myself as a child.
Inside of you there is a tiny creative voice that is just waiting to be
Don’t confuse art with creativity-you can be creative at anything;
speaking; communication; culinary skillls; planning a party; dressing…
the list goes on and on and on.
If I was afraid of trying new things, about 90% of the things I have
accomplished in my life would not exist. If I really think about that
I can’t imagine my life without trying-I imagine it would be devoid of
both colour and passion…
Journal Entry: Think about your life and try to remember things you
passionately wanted to try but were to afraid to. What was something
you put off out of fear for a long time and then jumped into feet first?
How did that make you feel? Was there a chain reaction afterwards?
Think about a time when you tried something and felt you failed (there
is no such thing as failure-just learning ;))-did that impact your ability
to try other things? Make a list of 20 things you’ve always wanted to
do and start checking them off!!!
Tiny Buddha Article: Let go of Fear by Stopping the Stories in Your Head
(My second time posting this ;)-The first 20 Hours-Trying New Things
Peace, (Try) Love & Namaste Em