The other day, the theme from the “Rocky” movie came into my head. I wasn’t sure why this song, which I had not heard in years, was replaying over and over again. I couldn’t seem to shut it off.
I was actually a young 13-year-old girl when Rocky was released and my Grandmother took me to see the movie. I remember that the theme song, “Gonna Fly Now” was a song, even back then, that I could not seem to get out of my head.
So, why now, after all of these years is the song front and center in my mind? I think I now know why.
All of us experience times in our lives where we feel stalled, stuck or even imprisoned (mostly in our own thoughts). Sometimes it is fear that eats at us and causes us to crawl back into our world of normalcy and then we suppress our desires and dreams. Sometimes we need a hand to pull us up and out of the mud we seem stuck in.
The point is, only you have the ability to create that opening to move forward towards the sheer brilliance that this life has to offer you! Yes, only you! You have to find the crow bar to pull apart the self imposed prison bars. You have to crack the cement and free your feet. You have to put on the fighting gloves and fight your way to contentment. Only YOU have this power, nobody else can do it for you.
When I listen to this song, I picture Sylvester Stallone in his grey sweats running through the streets of Philadelphia. I have this image etched into my brain of him with his boxing gloves on, determined and confident. He had a “knowingness” that he had the power to succeed. This knowingness propelled him forward in spite of the people in his life who doubted him; he just knew he could do it.
We can all use a pair of boxing gloves in our lives. So, next time you are in a fight to be YOU, to be all you can be, free yourself and envision yourself in the fight of your life. Put the imaginary boxing gloves on and VISUALIZE yourself knocking down every wall, every hurdle in front of you. Play the music as it actually might inspire you even more.
You can “FLY NOW”! Learning to visualize moving past the perceived blocks in your life is the perfect start towards moving in the direction of all that life has to offer to you.