I have a half-read book siting on my nightstand: Add More ~ing to Your Life by Gabrielle Bernstein.
It’s been sitting there for quite some time – since 2010, to be precise – not because I didn’t enjoy it, but because I was not ready for the truth within its pages.
I picked it up yesterday morning and turned it straight to the page titled, “Releasing: Romantic Illusions.”
The following quote hit me like a loving, but firm, hand against the back of my head.
“Idols are limits. They are the belief that there are forms that will bring happiness…decide for idols and you ask for loss.” – A Course in Miracles.
While this quote definitely resonated with me in relation to romance, it also struck me in the business, professional, and creative sense.
How is my inclination to seek out creative/lifestyle business idols or role models limiting my potential?
The belief that once I achieve [insert name here]-level of success, that then I will have “arrived” craps on what my true path may be.
If I’m busy chasing someone else’s reality, how will I ever find my own?
Idols are limits.
Yes, they tell you: “This is possible.” But often they are so beautiful, shiny, and seductive that what we fail to hear is “…and so much more, if you follow your own path.”
What idols do you have in your life? How do your idols aid and/or inhibit your growth?