Doesn’t it feel sometimes like life is coming at us at the speed of light? So much information out there, so much to process, review, consider, choose from. Which way should one go?
I constantly work on taking some time to myself to decide what matters and what I want to focus on because then I have to power to scan opportunities for what is in sync with what I said I wanted. Not having done this work leaves me vulnerable to bombarding of information that happens all the time. This isn’t wrong, we are all competing in this world for attention and a chance to have a voice about something, to leave an impact. I just have it that it will only get louder so it is my job to create safe spaces where I can be with myself, access the divine within me and then act from there.
Often times people argue that we should just let ourselves be, go with the flow, respond to things in life as they come. This is their right. It doesn’t work for me though. Just couple of weeks ago in a parenting class, I heard that one of the constructive ways to tell a child to STOP running is to tell them to USE their walking feet. Or instead of telling them to STOP talking or being loud to USE their whispering voice. It would probably take me decades to come up with these positive reinforcement strategies whereas people who’ve been educators for years learn them and use them and are effective with children because of it.
Expecting of myself to just go with a flow, be unprepared, not self reflect or plan ahead is actually a huge set up for failing in life and in addition, being hard on myself for reasons that are not even justified.
Everything in life, when studied, researched and explored can be simplified and broken down into distinctions, and not to rob us of freedom but to guide us through it with more clarity, wisdom and power.
I realize, as I am getting older, there are distinctions in everything people do and can be successful at, so why not stop, reset, re-evaulate what we really care about and then take on the things we really want with all of our being, learn the distinctions and practice until we master it?
There is nobody else coming! This is it! The time is now. What do you really want that is worth stepping back, learning about and giving your life to?