At the end of the day, the reason that we do much of what we do is to feel good: fulfilled, purposeful, like we matter.
3 days into the New Year, are you in the same auto-pilot that you were in in 2018? Our desire for self-preservation can often cause us to stay in that mode because it’s perceivably no-risk, and changing our routine can feel exhausting and full of risk, and that would not feel good…
On the morning of January 1st, I asked my community to close their eyes and to catch the first thing that came up when I asked the question, what was unacceptable to you in the previous year? What was your NO?
As babies turn into toddlers, they say NO – to our dismay – to test their boundaries and to find their sense of Self. It’s what leads to the YES– who are they then, if they aren’t their mom or dad?
Knowing what we don’t want, what we don’t want to be, what experiences we don’t want to have, what situations we don’t want to be in, is important. But staying there puts us in danger of growing cynical, disempowered, frustrated, bitter, and stuck in a cycle or unwanted experiences. Knowing our NOs are indeed critical for the next step, which is to ask, what do I want? How do I want to be? What experiences do I want to have? Our NOs open up opportunities to turn things around and better inform what we need to do to step into who we truly are.
Let your NOs be the prompters they are, helping you find your YES so that you may start paying attention to, and act according to, that which is most aligned with your Soul’s desires.