Like many of you I have been building my sandcastles for a while, tending to it and from time to time enjoying it.. And the time has come for me to let go of some of these sandcastles. And it is just in this letting go phase where I find my faith so integral.
I have been a people pleaser most of my life, till date I find it hard to make choices, needing my loved ones to ‘approve’ my choices because somehow that makes me more real.. This has led me to build many fake , no foundation sandcastles .. relationships formed out of fear of losing, fear of being unpopular, fear of being abandoned , fear of not being loved, fear of not being accepted.. As I wave a teary farewell to all these sandcastles build of fear , I am filed with emptiness. I am finally the person that I was so afraid of being all my life, what many in my circle label as failure but in this fear I have found the greatest love in my life. I know I am always loved, that I am accepted just as I am and that I will always have my daily bread.
Give us this day our daily bread
So when things don’t exactly go your way and every moment seems unsurmountable, remind yourself of the temporary nature of life. I repeat my mantra ‘ Let your choices reflect faith not fear’. Whatever you believe in , find that faith in your sandcastle and like Albert Einstein ‘We don’t fail until we stop trying’