Why Limbo Hinders Prosperity
Prosperity is a state of flourishing, thriving and living life to its fullest.
It’s important to note that prosperity is not solely dependent on material wealth. True prosperity goes far beyond material possessions, it involves a holistic approach to life encompassing aspects such as personal well-being, happiness, meaningful relationships, a sense of purpose and overall satisfaction with one’s life. It has an energy of movement and demonstrates grounding in what you desire.
Prosperity can be subjective and vary from person to person. For some it may mean achieving certain career goals or making a positive impact on society, while for others it may revolve around spiritual growth or a sense of inner peace.
Limbo is a state characterized by uncertainty and feeling stuck or confined. It involves waiting, indecision, and a lack of clarity or resolution. Emotionally, being in this state can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and a sense of worthlessness.
In the realm of career and life choices, a state of limbo emerges when individuals reach a crossroads, feeling directionless and conflicted about which path to pursue. As a result, limbo manifests as a stagnant space where the shackles of procrastination hold our dreams captive. Either a deliberate decision to progress must be made, or external forces will inevitably propel us forward. Persisting in this state for an extended duration can lead individuals to abandon their dreams entirely, succumbing to decision fatigue, overwhelming pressure, and an incapacitating inability to make any choice at all.
At certain points in our lives, we all encounter challenging decisions. We have the option to remain in stagnation, perpetuating a cycle of disempowerment, or we can break free from it and choose empowerment.
Choose to confront the emotion of unrealised potential.
Choose to face the grief of what you have lost.
Choose to feel the void of darkness that at times feels like it will consume you.
Choose to walk (or crawl if you must) through the fire and come out the other side.
You won’t want to, it won’t be pretty, but your human spirit is capable of more than you think. As you persevere, liberation awaits you.
In order to shift from limbo to prosperity, we need to recognize the things in our life that no longer serve. While this process may be difficult and painful, it is crucial for our forward progress. Making the decision to distance ourselves from someone we care about but who exhibits toxic behavior, or leaving a career we've invested years in but finds lacking, is undoubtedly challenging. However, these steps are vital for our growth and success.
When we do let go, we free ourselves to more time and energy to prioritise ourselves and our needs, which ultimately puts us in a better position to help others too.
Nina Simone quoted “you’ve got to learn to leave the table when love is no longer being served”…wise words.
An attribute of wisdom is discernment - we need this to make decisions and create healthy boundaries.
Living life is really about being grounded, knowing where your feet are and how to be comfortable within your own skin. Being courageous enough to have the difficult conversations and make the decisions.
Life is meant to be about overcoming adversity, along with excitement and adventure - a journey of self discovery.
We’re here to experience the polarities - the positive and negative - to feel the rawness and authenticity within those things that enliven us.
Learning how to make peace with the process and understand that everything is temporary, all of it, even the best of it, will help us relax into life.
We don’t need a lot to be happy but we do need things that are real.
People spend a lifetime waiting for the “right time” to effect change.
There’s no right time or convenient time - there never will be. There is only the present…
What I’ve come to understand is that life will never be fully understood, however that isn’t what it’s about. It’s about fully experiencing in every direction we possibly can and becoming the best version of ourselves with the time we have.
When all is said and done we will be remembered for the the kindness we shared, the good we did, the people we loved.
Our life and work are meant to function as a cohesive whole, not silos apart form each other. It’s time to do work that gives us meaningful purpose, not just earn money to pay the bills - that’s not living, it’s just surviving.
I don't have six specific steps to prosperity to offer, but what I can tell you is that like attracts like, following the universal law known as the law of attraction.
If you want more love, give more love
If you want more money, give where you can
If you want more joy, do what makes you feel good
If you want more connection, connect with yourself first
If you want a sense of belonging, be inclusive with others
If you want more energy, create energy by moving
Celebrate the wins, no matter how small they are. Understand that living the dream does not mean there won’t be phases of struggle.
It’s how you respond to the struggle that is the defining moment.
Nature loves courage. When you make a resolute decision and commit to it, nature responds by clearing obstacles in your path. However, you must actively participate and engage in this process; it cannot be achieved through spiritual bypassing or passivity while expecting a resolution to manifest.
This is how you carve out a path to prosperity for your life.
We never know what another person is going through until we’ve walked in their shoes. Let’s all be kinder to each other while we help walk each other home.