It’s a strange place we inhabit.
Who’s to say what joy may come out of pain? What life may come out of death? What light out of darkness?
But, we all can say (from experience) that despairing in pain, in darkness, or in death only made matters worse.
Ain’t no one got time for that!
So, who’s to say that we cannot challenge the darkness…and win?
Our heroes have.
That is the answer to the question, “What will make the difference in my life?”
Listening vs. arguing.
Hearing vs. telling.
Learning vs. knowing.
I’ve posted this quote from http://www.notsalmon.com before, but thought it might be time for a repeat.
Stop the blame-and-shame-train with “What was I learning?”
Otherwise, it’s not just me that will suffer.
I will beat others up with my…
intolerance of others’ mistakes
destructive judgements and projections
When my life feels watered down is it usually because I have been too busy dodging life rather than corralling the power I need to master it.
Today, a personal inventory revealed a sucking hole in my center, and a trail of ho-hum results and interactions; all completely avoidable, had I just used a few of my breaths for observation and reflection before diving in.
The shocking truth, though, is how easily I can be fooled into thinking I am fine without making this effort.
Especially when the day seems run-of-the-mill.
Especially when everything seems just fine.
Especially when I think I’ve got this.
When Amy Cuddy reluctantly admitted in a TEDTalk that she had been plagued with feeling like an imposter, she connected with millions who have also lived in fear of being caught by the “fraud police.”
Had I known that I wasn’t the only one, I would have:
- realized this feeling was part of the human experience
- quit apologizing for being myself
- been a lot more free to be authentic without shame
- “brought my boldest self to my biggest challenges”
When my story about myself is one of being inferior to others, I shrink.
When my story is one of being enough, I occupy a larger space in the world.
We never have to apologize for being anywhere in this world.
Click on the photo above to hear how to program our body language to change how we feel about our own right to be here.
Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. -Albert Einstein
I love it when really smart people explain why my life sucked, scientifically.
I get it, now.
Before, I thought life was a what-the-hell-is-going-on judging game, versus what it really was: a simple, matching game.
Scoffing at Physics didn’t work. Being the abundance I want does.
This Reba McIntyre quote parallels similar quotes by Oprah and hundreds of other successful people; reflecting the simple power of aligning our thoughts, words, and emotions with our desired future.
The problem for many of us is that our focus is on our frustration about what is not happening for us.
(Not the emotion of lack, frustration, or impatience; the emotion of joy, fulfillment, energy, and love. Feel it now.)