You are always catch what you are fishing for. To see what you were fishing for just look at what you have. Sometimes when the water is cloudy and you cannot see to the bottom just cast out your bait. Wait for a bite and reel in. What do you have? When whatever it is breaks through the surface of the water and you can see it you now know what you were fishing for. If you want something else just change your bait or the type of hook you are using.
Reality is a mirror of you. Your point of view determines your bait and what you catch. What if for a moment you allowed yourself the luxury of feeling wonderful, light hearted and filled with a general enthusiasm for this moment? What would you be feeling right now? Happy, light, airy, smiling or perhaps taking a slow deep breath? Or are you too busy or skeptical to be caught by this nice sounding bait? Go ahead right now and imagine a moment of peace and calm and then become aware that you already have it.
When you look in a mirror you see a reflection of light that is your self. How deeply do you see into this reflection? On the surface there are the shapes, colors and forms of the outside of skin, hair and clothing. Perhaps makeup, jewelry and a costume. Actually our facial expression and body language and that smile you give yourself, that last look and the feeling that goes with it is carried out into your day.
Filled with intention, excitement, adventure, anxiety, fear or dread you proceed outward. Casting out your bait the mirror of your life precedes every step. You did this yesterday and you will do it again tomorrow. It is as if you are practicing to get it right but by doing the same thing over and over it will never change. Maybe you are practicing the wrong thing.
Change your bait to being happy. Cast it out and reel in. If you have caught something else throw it back. Don’t even bring it on your boat. Or use a thinner lighter fishing line. One that will break if the catch is too heavy. Leave the worries and should haves out in the water. As you continue to fish with lighter and lighter line your catches will keep getting smaller and smaller until they are so small you cannot see them and you can just fish with no bait at all and just enjoy being.
What if for a moment you allowed yourself the luxury of feeling wonderful, light hearted and filled with a general enthusiasm for this moment? What would you be feeling right now?