** I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change**
It wouldnt kill any of us to be a little more open. One great universal truth is "Ask and you shall receive." But the kicker here that noone tells you is that you have to believe that your worth it.
Another kicker is by the time you start believing in yourself you may come to see that you don't even want the thing you were originally asking for. Why? Cuz many times we ask for things on the outside we think will make us happy on the inside. But if we try to work on ourselves from the inside out, the desire lessens and we become more focused on being of service and adding value to other people's lives, that instead of taking from the world- we give to it.
Interesting how this works eh? We want stuff we dont need and in the process of working our ass off to receive it, we may find out we dont even want or need these things anyhow. Or maybe we still do and we are whole enough to receive it. This is the beauty of desire and why its a good thing. We keep searching for wholeness and are tricked by all the stuff on the outside and think that these things make us whole. I saw Jason Mraz's wedding was called off and he only had a few words to say about it..he said two halves dont make a whole..two wholes make a whole. My friend Jamie also says that and its one of those things that sticks with you. You look at the successful relationships from the ones that aren't and you see this ringing clear every time.
So..get to asking. Start your journey. Go after the things you want, but focus on becoming the person it takes to receive the things you want. And while your on your journey, stay open to new points of view and the fact that you are going to change your mind about what you many times want. But thats okay. You live and learn and say yes to the adventure. Edison failed 80,000 times before he pulled off electricity. Ask for it, have faith, and be open ...it'll look good on ya.