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- Make a gratitude list. Let's just start with the obvious. It's like inflating the tires on your Schwinn. Pump them back up so you can ride again and at full capacity! Even if this the gazillionth time you've read about gratitude lists, it never hurts to hear it again, right? :) I am going to do mine in a few moments. It starts with the time to cozy up while resting and writing in peace all afternoon. Love it.
- Seduce your ego. Sometimes you just want what you want. Or, the ego does. Comforts. Luxuries. Attention. Accolades. Annnnd, sometimes it just does better to feed that ego with promises and be like, Yes, it's coming. You can chill, ego, because alllll the things that you want to accumulate and believe you need to define you are in fact coming. Tomorrow. Or, in about a week. Or, maybe sometime before year's end. Whatever your ego needs to feel satisfied for the moment, give it to it...with a wink.
- Distract and Substitute. If you've ever spent time around little kids, you know that when you take away something they are sitting with, a little Sponge Bob toy comes to mind for some reason, there could be major crying involved. But, if you are able to distract them and perhaps find a good substitute, they lighten up. Re-engage. Amazing. Same thing with giving yourself a little distraction from the emotion and substituting with whatever you can give yourself that feels better.
- Play the What If game? I love this and here's what I do. I play with What If's. What if I let those feelings go and determined that I have enough as is? What if I desired more for myself, that's fine, but found a way of desiring that doesn't go Fred and Ginger with a deprivation mentality? What if I it's all really enough as is? Just ways of playing and it loosens me up.
- Acceptance. This is how I feel now and even before I shift, I will just sit with the feelings. I will stop going on Facebook the rest of the day if I don't feel like it, no worries. If something is irritating it's best to choose acceptance over resisting what I can't in this moment change.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Friday, August 20, 2010
"As we create the life of our dreams, we often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that we have come to trust."
"When we work from a place of balance and trust in the universe, we may not see our source of support but we can know that it is there...Remove fear from the equation and then, without even wondering what is going on below, we can devote our full attention to the dream that awaits us."
"We can appreciate that sometimes we experience life fully when we are willing to trust and fail. And in doing so, we may just find that we have the wings to fly."
I think of one of my favorite intenSati series that Patricia Moreno created and the affirmation went as follows:
I dare to dream.
I dare to succeed.
I dare to keep the faith.
I dare to believe.
Maybe Truth and Dare were paired together for a reason -- once you know the truth, if you don't dare yourself to go for it, you end up in knots. Yeah, whoever invented that game was onto something!
dream 'til your heart's
open yourself to all that you are
stars align in fashion
the right people show up
thoughts and feelings
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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“Live your best life!” Oprah Winfrey intones on her show, on her website, and in her magazine, with exhausting tenacity. Eat kale*. Lose weight. Invest in timeless cashmere. Find the perfect little black dress. But though Oprahspeak pays regular lip service to empowerment, much of Winfrey’s advice actually moves women away from political, economic, and emotional agency by promoting materialism and dependency masked as empowerment, with evangelical zeal.