Wanting is more powerful than needing. Standing in a place of wanting includes more choice, more active agency, and more personal power.
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?
Dedication and discipline have been on my mind a lot these days. How they seem to be the boat that steadily carry me through the inevitable ebbs and flows of life. Here's the thing. Some people think I'm utopic. That I don't live in reality because I'm such an optimist. I'd say in fact it's the opposite. Precisely because I realize reality is not a utopia, I know my dedication to optimism will carry me through.
Happy Wednesday! Today I'm reflecting on the power of cultivating opposites. Exploring the crevices of our being that are not as easily understood, connected with, or comfortable.
I believe all of us are whole. All of us are multi-faceted. All of us have the beautiful qualities that we observe in others, in ourselves. The practice is perhaps learning how to connect with those qualities in an intentional way...
Commitment continues to be on my mind as a central focus for 2016 for me. I've been thinking about commitment and how sometimes the idea creates a sense of dying freshness in my mind. Like the old farm house that is falling apart and about ready to collapse, but damn it you are committed to holding onto that old piece of history. Of course that is pretty ridiculous. Commitment doesn't have to mean that the grass grows burnt and the floor boards loose their lacquer. Because in any moment we can plant more grass or re-polish those floors. Newness is a choice. And sometimes I forget. For this week's Joy Tip Wednesday I want to invite us to practice newness...