Pee Wee’s Big Mouth
“They say” that when you’re ready for something it will appear. Apparently, that something was, for me my first viewing of, “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” Yes, the 80’s film starring Paul Reubens as the iconic Pee Wee Herman.
There is a scene with Simone, the small-town waitress with big dreams of Paris. She is telling Pee Wee exactly why she cannot go after her dream. (paraphrased) ‘I dream of going to Paris Pee Wee, but. . . “
Pee Wee’s response, “It seems as if everyone one I know has a big ol’ but.” It is meant tongue-in-cheek, but also with underlying seriousness.
What is your big ol’ but?
We all have them. The “yeah, but” or why we cannot or will not go after our dream, our destiny, that awesome thing that calls to us deep inside. Our buts look like:
- But it is too unconventional
- But I will never actually make it big
- But my life is so settled
- But I’m not good enough
- But it seems so far away
- But, but, but. . . .
Buts Simply Need a Nudge
This week, I have been finishing my book proposal for the Transformational Author Experience contest. This process has been illuminating for me in that I didn’t even realize I was stuck in “but” mode. The contest began with a round of webinars. Two a day for two weeks; it was a bit much and honestly I didn’t make it to the second week. I didn’t need to.
My big ol’ but: ‘I’d like to finish my manuscript, but I don’t have time,’ got nudged on the very first call, then nudged again on the second, and then nudged thoroughly on the third.
I was inspired by being asked to stop and deeply feel my dream for The Silver Lining Experiment.
True, that I want it to take off and become a New York Times bestseller. Truer, is that I wish to be a New York Times Bestselling Author. Truer still, is that I want to teach and provide positivity readings to support all Silver Linings. Truest, I can reach all of those goals while offering something of value perhaps to a few (and if my dream comes true – to many).
That my story, my journey, my learning, and my wisdom earned can assist others on their path.
The inspiring nudge was so strong that I began writing, rewriting, and organizing my proposal.
But Can I Truly Make a Difference
I can and I do. I make it right here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have made a difference everywhere I have been, lived or passed through. I can say that simply because I’ve been told that over and over. The positive words of others and knowing I have made a difference is another sort of nudge that inspires me to get off my ‘but’ and take action.
The feedback and sharing with others inspires the doing. We live in this world together, we affect each other. As mentioned in my post about Service, all that matters is what we do.
The Butt in the But
Negating the potential of what we desire or dream of with “I’d like to_____but. . .” does indeed give us a big old butt. A butt that grows heavy through inertia while we watch our dreams wither and die. A butt that grows big by the enormous weight of ”can’t”. A butt that belies the truths we hold inside ourselves of who we are and what we bring to this world, in this time, in this space, and in these bodies.
Big ol’ buts don’t allow us to ‘bring it.’
And bringing it is why each and every one of us is corporeal.
But nothing, y’all. . .just bring it!
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~Johann Goethe
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