At this point in my life, I've had so many encounters of my YESness (original goodness) that I undoubtedly know WHO I am apart from the painful experiences of my past. Everyone should at least once come to know themselves sans any of their emotional attachments once in their life. Once they get a taste of that level of freedom, they'll experientially come to know what heaven on earth truly means. I would have never written about this as I'd be worried what others might think, and now, I want to shout it from the rooftops!
One of my clients this past week asked me how I approach my problems, and it dawned on me, I don't see myself as having problems as much as challenges that I'm more interested in understanding and outgrowing than fixing and solving. I've come to learn that our challenges are due to the way we look at them. We often get trapped, thinking we have to do more to improve our quality of life, but this couldn't be further from the truth. We have a tremendous opportunity every single day to become better seers of our lives.
For years and years, I was plagued with deep, chronic, emotional pain that I never thought I'd move beyond. I had convinced myself I was damaged goods, broken, and needing to be fixed. Along my self-discovery path, I was amazed at how a simple shift in how I viewed a situation would instantly resolve the suffering I had endured for decades. Ralph Waldo Emerson perfectly put into words what I had experienced and was experiencing: "The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." Now, as a daily practice, first thing each morning, I collapse into a state of undefended living, willing and allowing myself to continually look out at life through a broader lens.
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Last week's posts...
Sunday: Don't cling to me
The people who often keep us from transforming are those closest to us and love us most.
Monday: REST-Day Rejuvenation
We're a culture starved of REST, and we've created an opportunity to help you thrive.
We tend to think that improving ourselves comes from focusing on improvement, but think again.
Wednesday: The energy you spend criticizing others...
The most difficult part of uplifting others is uplifting ourselves first.
Thursday: Unhelpful quotes #2
Not all quotes are created equal or well-intentioned, but a little reframing can go a long way.
The root cause of our suffering is an identity crisis, the conflation of our painful experiences with our identity.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." Benjamin Franklin