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Friday, January 7, 2011

Letting Go of the Shoulds

This morning as I was slowly waking, I noticed a familiar anxiety feeling bubbling to the surface.  And then the mind kicked in and started doing what it does best; thinking about all of the things I "needed" to get done today, trying to convince me that there isn't enough time to do it all, planning/shoulding/worrying.  

And then I started to feel a little overwhelmed and unsure of what to do and in what order to do it in.  I quickly noticed this as a very ordinary/typical pattern of the mind and immediately decided to turn it over.  
My turning over went something like this...

Dear Source, please help me distinguish your voice from all of the other voices in my head.  Please show me the way.  

And this was the almost instant response:  

My voice is the one that feels empowering and full of love...move away from anything that makes you feel constricted and toward what feels like light. Let go of the shoulds.  Slow down & listen.  Keep turning it over.

And with this came almost instant relief.  

So today, I'm moving toward what feels like light/love, toward what feels empowering.  

On this fearLESS Friday 
the paintbrush is calling
and I'm going.

What would you do today if you let go of the shoulds? 


  1. lovely reminder to follow the path of what love wants to do instead of what fear says we should do.

    i can't tell which is saying to go grocery shopping right now. i'll sit with it a minute.=)

  2. I'm going to remember that trick of asking to hear more loudly the genuine voice of wisdom. This was a gift for me to read today. Thank you.

  3. I am totally adopting that little trick - stop and ASK for guidance! So simple, yet how often I forget...

    Today is a should-free day. I've napped, eaten feta cheese and eggs, spoken to a friend who's been living in the Amazon for 6 years (wow!) and am about to make a birthday card for a VERY beautiful man...



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