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Thursday, June 9, 2011
41 Days of YES-ing
"Want to live a life of no regrets? Take a small step, a big step, a holy step in the direction that calls you right now. Diving into this moment with integrity answers everything. There is no past or future. There are no other choices. It doesn’t matter what anyone else has. You have this unbelievable moment." Tama Kieves
I just did a guided meditation and this phrase jumped out and grabbed hold...
Nothing real can be threatened.
The more I turn inward for guidance, the more I say no to my broken-record mind stuff, the more I know this to be true. Nothing real can be threatened. This is such good news.
Those of you who have been following for a while know that41 days ago,Alia and I committed to saying YES to all that is real and true inside of us. It's been an amazing time. I think, more than anything, I have learned how to really tune in and distinguish the various voices that are swirling around in there.
I am learning that I must pause and get quiet to hear the true-heart stuff
I am learning that this mindfulness stuff is very much a moment by moment practice
I am learning that when I align with my truth before saying yes (or no) to something, I align with my integrity. From this aligned place, beautiful things flow, synchronicities happen, other people come out of the blue and align with me. Seriously.
I am learning that the mind-madness doesn't go away but that I can choose not to let it drag me to hell and back. I don't have to identify with my thoughts, they are not Me.
I am learning that in every single moment, I get to choose. I can choose gentleness and compassion over blame and shame. I can choose to answer the call of my heart (that always has my best interest in mind) or I can choose to listen to the old, unhelpful, un-serving, broken-record stuff. I can choose to Trust or I can choose to doubt. I can choose love or I can choose fear. In every single moment, I can choose gentleness, compassion, Trust, Love.
I am learning that as I continually say yes to my inner guidance/nudges/intuition, I strengthen this guidance system
I am learning that there is great power/empowerment in committing to something out loud, to declare something (as Alia & I declared this saying YES). I don't even fully get why this is, but whew! It's powerful stuff.
I am learning that when I focus on what I want (and stop dwelling in what hasn't yet happened), more of what I want comes...with ease and unfathomable grace
I am learning that if I start to feel constricted/stressed/anxious/blue, it's because I'm focusing on the past or the future and that I can choose to come back to what's right in front of me
I am learning that when I honor my feelings and allow them to be what they are, they typically wash right over me like pretty passing waves
I am learning to LET GO of outcome and to, moment by moment, follow what makes me feel free/true/open/authentic/peaceful/full of love
I am learning that my peace does not depend on what happens. There is a tremendous amount of relief that comes with knowing this.
I am learning that when I take a small step, a big step, a holy step in the direction that calls me, in every single moment, unfathomably beautiful things start to happen. I am in awe.
My trust has deepened. My resolve to saying YES to that which serves my highest truth has strengthened. Ideas are flowing like never before. YES-es are coming back at me like crazy.
This all actually seems a little surreal. I've read about this kind of flow happening but have never experienced it in such a deep and affirming way. I can now say, first hand, that when we let go of all that stands in the way of our highest good and say yes! to that which is calling us, dreams that we've had for decades start to come true.
Very soon I will be sharing some specifics on all of this--so super giddy about what is to come!
Thank you, each and every one of you, for your continued support and love--words cannot convey how much it means to me to have you here. I'm just very humbled and very grateful.