I have a new hobby. It came out of surveying a dozen-or-so people about the course I was preparing to develop on helping people learn to overcome their fear. I have come to love asking people about their fear — what causes it, how they deal with it, how it shows up in their lives, and how it concerns them. These conversations are always interesting and challenge me to create an even better course.
It was the twins’ 10th birthday. Their parents had carefully selected their gifts and put them in the kids’ respective bedrooms when they were out. The excitement built as the kids returned from their outing and were told their gifts were in their rooms.
Have you ever walked a labyrinth? It’s an interesting experience. It’s an activity that I think imitates life. My business development seems to have been like walking a labyrinth, a circular path that gets ever tighter and closer as I progress. I’m inviting you to join me on this evolutionary journey and see how it mirrors your life.
This is a perfect day to start living your life in a new way, a way without the rules you have been living by and the rules your parents lived by. You can now start living by your own ideas and by your instincts. Can you feel the freedom in that?
Life is like the Camino. Everyone you are with is on their path toward their goal, their destination. Everyone’s path looks different, yet they are all the same. What I learned in walking the Camino de Santiago is that the Camino provides.
Your bottled emotions, the ones you try to ignore or stuff down, are the key to your success and ultimate joy.
That thought rocked my world a bit. It may have rocked yours. You may even have had a strong reaction against that statement.
Wisdom and truth are often buried in fables, nursery rhymes, and cartoons. I found some wisdom tucked into two nursery rhymes for today. This wisdom can help you through the COVID-19 lockdown or any challenge in your life. All you have to do is think about it and apply the lessons to yourself and your situation.
People tend to fear what they don’t understand or can’t see. They so get to believing their thoughts about the situation that they then can’t imagine there is a solution, a way of overcoming the fear.
A “Yes” response to a request tells others that you are cooperative, agreeable, and helpful. A “Yes” reaction shows enthusiasm, willingness, and drive. Well, that is at least what I grew up believing it to mean. I wanted to be all of those things so Yes was the default response to requests of and offers to me.