Monday Moment: Leave it be

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Morning! Bet you woke up this morning wishing it wasn’t quiiiiite Monday just yet. Or, maybe that’s just me putting my stuff on you, but I’m guessing not. Just one more day of weekend…that’s all you need, right? It’s funny how, sometimes, we wish time would just slow down and take a few extra beats already, but, more often, we are eagerly cranking through it (like you will between now and Friday, for example…).

Impatience, instant gratification, and a general discomfort with the uncertainty of the future create the tendency to just “get there,” wherever there is…through a challenging project, to the other side of a tough decision, into a space where we think ambiguity will cease to exist (ha). Of course, there is no “there,” there is only here, right now, and sometimes the best way to navigate a time you wish would pass is to simply let it. Be still, drop the struggle, and observe — the situation, and yourself. The more calm you are, the more clear the view may turn out to be.

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts.

Photo credit: Dikaseva

“No-Fail” Friday: Seeking clarification

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Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week full of moments to challenge yourself to think differently about some of the opportunities you have ahead of you, as we discussed earlier this week. Sometimes we think we know exactly what we want, and will even work tirelessly towards it, until we get it…and the fear, nervousness, and self-doubt kicks in. Then, we are full of creative reasons why the opportunity either isn’t “real” or isn’t a good idea anymore. Sound familiar? If not – or if so – then maybe it’s time for a little introspection with this weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challengeRead More