Y4 – Day 339 – Steps 8-9

  • 8. Find a silver lining. Look for a lesson you may have needed to learn.
  • 9. Renew your action plan. Adjust to the new normal without censoring, diminishing, conceding, compromising, conforming, constricting or sacrificing authenticity.
  • 10. Let go. Allow what doesn’t belong to you or is not your responsibility to run its course. Let it fall away while you work on moving forward.

 

Y4 – Day 337 – Steps 2-4

  • 2. Reach out and speak to people you trust. Commiserate, vent and sob with good friends. Seek an experienced professional therapist or an established group of survivors. Find a safe place to express your feelings without judgment or limits.
  • 3. Write about your most destructive, ugly thoughts and throw away your ranting into little tiny pieces or burn it. Punch a pillow. Cry in the shower or the rain. Shout, scream and rave with wild abandon.
  • 4. Open, don’t shut down. Be willing to allow the wonder of life to enter again, gently and without a trace of guilt. Invite the light to shine on your darkness. Use prayer. Release a chuckle. Crack a smile. Just a smidgen to start.

Y4 – Day 312 – Your Personal Renaissance

” When you reach out to follow your calling, the Universe supports you with a world of possibilities.” – Diane Dreher from Your Personal Renaissance.

I have read many of Diane Dreher’s books. Amongst them, The Tao of Woman hood and The Tao of Peace. Each of these tomes are literary examples of non-fiction in its most relatable yet academic form. Your Personal Renaissance is taking me over a year to digest as she loves to sprinkle exercises and deep writing prompts that delve far into your psyche. I am just not always ready for it. My next Dreher read is Inner Gardening wherein she cultivates the soil and the soul. Yet, I must be disciplined and finish Personal Renaissance first!

Today’s wise thoughts to self:

Be kind to self

Practice faith (whatever that looks for you but keep it positive and uplifting- not faith that the other shoe will drop out of the sky or a cynical belief).

Live in the Now

Y4 – Day 238 – Just Saying…

For me, I cannot watch horror movies. I wish they would stop making and promoting them. I think as a mass idea in our consciousness it contributes to normalizing violence or worse, scary monsters cause anxiety in some people, like me, and apathy in everyone else.

I believe the fascination with zombies and end of the world scenarios is making it come true. Hopefully, not literally, but certainly people walk around like zombies when they cross the street these days, eyes glued to their phones and the heightened terrorism, testing and making of weapons of mass destruction and talk of trigger fingers on a possible nuclear bomb doesn’t hurt my theory.

I believe I the religious might want to become more faith filled instead of fearing others outside their realm. I would like everyone to use more common sense. I get the feeling if we all really looked into our heart of hearts, we’d find a common denominator called love not hate. Call me naive. I still have wonder.

I wish the leaders in this world were less egocentric. Imagine if our own president elect were not greedy, competitive or an attention hog.

 

Y4 – Day 187 – Do It

IMG_1993What dreams do you want to come true? What do you still need to prove to yourself? What do you need to start? What do you need to finish?

Knowing your journey is about joy and sharing, what gift or gifts do you choose to offer the world?

Hint: It is what you can’t get enough of. It’s the section you always end up in at the library or bookstore. It’s what you love to learn more about. It is that thing you do when you lose all sense of time. It’s the talent that makes you feel authentically you. In your heart of hearts, you know it is already there inside you, like an out of body experience. It’s what you loved to do when you were playing or dressing up as a child.

You are unique. You need to find your passion, your voice and your soul centered life mission. We all do or we will wither with it, questioning ourselves at the end of life. We will ponder and ask not what we regret doing but what we forgot or left undone.

How and when shall you begin? We have this minute, now. Now it is gone.

Go do your thing.