Across the miles

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If you’ve been following along this week, you know that Monday’s post took a really deep dive into the subject of perspective. I mean, everyone’s heard the saying “what you see is what you get,” but that quote from Marcus Aurelius was kind of next-level.

If there are no facts, and there are no truths, what are there?

Better yet, WHY would you spend years of your life in classrooms in which those two things are the plat du jour? Read More


Monday Moment: As you see it

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This isn’t the first time that Monday has inspired us to think about perspective, and how what you see AND how you see it really is what you get.  In other words, getting going this morning is only going to be as rough as you make it. Monday is just a day, with a beginning, middle and end, just like yesterday. If you are, for example, a hair stylist or any number of other professions, today is your Sunday, and you’re probably loving it.

Of course, it’s not just Monday, either. Yes, some experiences are easier, better, more pleasant than others. Some days are about fun, some days are more about getting things done. My version of getting things done might be your version of having fun, and vice versa. So if my work can look fun to you, why can’t it also be fun for me?

Look for it. Shift your perspective. There are facts you can’t change about the world, for sure, but as far as how you experience what’s happening, “That’s just how it is” is rarely how it always has to be.

 


“No-Fail” Friday: Currently unavailable

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If you kept up with us this week, you know we talked about both the challenge and the liberation of learning to say “no” to people, projects and even “opportunities” that your intuition tells you aren’t right, or are just aren’t right for right now. Everyone’s different, but for some of us, it’s easier to please others than it is to do right by ourselves. You don’t have to look hard to realize that we have ourselves a pretty substantial mindfulness challenge right here. I know, I know…but it is ok to say “yes” to this one.  Read More