In case you missed it, for the past month we explored the depths of clarity. Here's what we learned...
We all need conscious skills for unclear moments. For moments when it feels like overwhelm, frustration, and heavy energy are winning the day. Where all we want is clarity. We need a bucket of go-to’s that we know intimately and maintain to pull us out when we get consumed with cloudiness in moments when we absolutely need clarity.
Most of us believe there is one singular radio station running in our head and we label it truth.
We label it “me.” We label it “I.” But the truth is, we are tuned into a lot of radio stations. Radio stations imparted from your parents, friends, society, teachers, older versions of yourself, and your own fearful narrations.
Over the last three weeks I’ve been busting through the three major myths that keep us stuck. They are not-so-sweet lies we tell ourselves to keep us from moving forward. The stories that make us pretend that we don’t deserve to be happy, to live the life that we daydream about, or to think that something could be different. This week I move onto myth #3: It's not my time.
Do you feel like your to do list is on repeat and you aren’t able to move things forward? Did another weekend pass by and the project you wanted to complete remains...incomplete? Is there always something more important that gobbles up the one thing you want to do? Do you always make time for everyone other than yourself?
I never thought I didn’t love myself.
If someone had asked me if I loved myself, I’m confident that my 20-something self would have said, “Yes.” The truth is, in subtle ways I neglected to honor my needs, my voice, my expression, my feelings…my being. This showed up in many ways. I worried about what other people needed and forgot what I needed. “What do you need?” was never a question I asked myself. I’d say “yes” when I really needed to say “no.” I’d allow people to dump their feelings on me in service of being a good listener. When I walked away from the conversation, I felt drained and emotionally beaten up. I avoided sharing my feelings or point of view to keep the peace.