From "ah-ha" to "huh?"

I recently went from "ah-ha" to "huh" about a business venture. I had been toiling with some big ideas in my head and was left feeling the immense aggravation of stunted creativity. And then...BOOM! I got it. I heard the light bulb turn on, so I did my happy dance (to the song "Happy" of course). Then, I sat back down at my computer, assuming the creativity Gods would bless me even further. Nope. Nothing. Nada. As quickly as I had the awareness, I also had the daunting thought, "Okay, so what do I do with this information?"   

My soul was revved. My brain was buzzing. Electric inspiration was surging through me. So one would think it would have been easy peasy to make it all come to fruition in one big dreamy pie, right? Um, not so much. I just sat there, staring at the computer screen, eating my chocolate covered almonds, with a "Huh?" look on my face, thinking "What would Oprah do?" But then I realized she'd probably organize an "Ah-Ha Commission" with the Dalai Lama, Bono, and Michelle Obama and broadcast it on OWN. I'd have to settle for a good, long run with major bass rocking tunes.

I wish I could say that "huh" turned back to an "ah-ha," but alas, no such luck. Even now, I'm still left wondering just how I plan to use my light bulb moment. And that's okay. I think we put so much pressure on ourselves to always have it all figured out when we all know how much life likes to laugh at our plans. Why not instead just let the "ah-ha" and "huh" dance a bit? See if they can work it out on their own and wrangle through the interchange of truth and illusion? And in the process, we allow the thoughts and ideas to mold, shape, and grow as they need to. The destination then becomes less of a fixated object and more of an easeful breath, one that we feel drawn to like a familiar scent. 

Here's to your next "ah-ha" and its potential transition into "huh"; may both moments be exactly what they need to be: a doorway into the the truth of your soul. 

Posted on December 29, 2014 and filed under From "ah-ha" to "huh?".