I’m home again.
I was in Washington DC for a full week, but I’m back now.
While I was there I was asked, “How’s it going?”
I replied with, “I’d rather be home.” and then I shared that the the sirens, the busyness and the inability to see the sunrise, set, or the stars twinkle in the night sky was draining me and I found it difficult to be fully present.
The person replied with, “You get used to it.”
I left the conversation at that.
But my heart whispered, “I know. I’ve been there before.”
You can get used to the noise on the outside that moves you into autopilot.
You can learn to function, to produce and be without being fully present.
You can get so used to it that you might not realize that you are running your engines full speed without any maintenance.
You can try to drive hard this way and you will, until you run out of gas or break down.
Even though our minds might, our bodies, won’t “get used to it.”
Instead they help us remember through colds, pains, aches or even emotional outbursts. They send us messages without words to help us pay more attention, to notice what’s going on inside.
If the messages are gentle they might be a slight uneasiness, or the idea that you’re forgotten something, or maybe a slight notion that something is missing.
It might seem easy to push these nudges aside, because the voice of judgement and fear runs the roost.
There is another way.
My invitation today, is to try and just observe the negative voice. Notice it, acknowledge it, and maybe even thank it. Become conscious of the message and what it’s trying to say to you.
If you resist it, it will persist and grow stronger, tightening it’s hold on you worse than a pair of jeans two sizes too small.
I remember, I’ve been there. 🙂
This is the simple shift that changed my life completely.
I shifted from moving away from my fear and instead focused on my path toward love.
One important thing to note. Even though fear speaks to you in words, it doesn’t understand your language. If you follow its voice be 100% sure that you are moving away from your truth. When I figured this out everything changed for me. The outside remained the same. Everything was technically the same, but it so many ways it’s different. I enjoy and live my life more fully, now.
You can choose to disbelieve the story you’ve made up of a fearful future.
- Notice it
- Breathe into it
- Allow it
- Sit with it
& then figure out what your fear wants you to know.
What’s the worst thing that could happen?
The heart has an intelligence, it is the movement from our brain to our true home. I call it Love.Being.Human. Nurture and grow the information flow between the heart, brain and the body. I’m grateful to be on this journey with you building our heart skills together that we live each day with more gratitude, less stress, and a stronger sense of purpose and meaning.
Walking you Home,
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Joseph Campbell
*originally shared on October 16, 2014 to my email list of Insiders.