"Things don't have to change the world to be important" -Steve Jobs
The sun continues to rise and set. Is it the dawn of a new day or a continuation of drudgery. It depends on your mindset. I came off hiatus and found it difficult to restart my blog. I did not do any life hacks. I just decided to start. I could always stop if it did not feel right. Since I have almost completed a paragraph, I may as well continue. I am curious about what my subconscious will share with me today. Shall we? Maybe you should have some context. Maybe not. There will always be change. You do not need me to play the world's smallest violin about what is happening in my life. Life is happening to everyone. I am not unique.
But, and there is always a but - we are living through times that impact everyone. According to Jessica Corvo, Resilience Coach, we are in a time of reflective living. I certainly have used my hiatus and the time afforded by the pandemic to reflect on my life and question my beliefs and assumptions. What have you learned during these challenging times? What is going to be your new normal? I demand more from myself and my life. I am ready to accept my gifts and begin using them. I am no longer afraid to walk in my power. Why? Because, if things are not working, I can change. To paraphrase George Michael, Change is natural, change is good, not everybody does it, but everybody should. Change is natural; change is fun; change is best when it's one on one.
When things seem serious, do not take yourself seriously. I am finding ways to approach life as a game. Change is a roll of a dice, or a chance card, or playing a role. When I approach life and play, things that way heavily do not seem quite as daunting. They become another puzzle to solve. New circumstances, new people, new challenges become exciting opportunities for exploration. An attitude of play allows me to question and explore my beliefs and try new things in a safe space. The stakes are not as high because it is just a game, or today, just a blog post. I can make a million more of them. People will either love it or hate it. It is not a reflection on my worth as a human being but rather, more information on what is connecting and what is missing the mark.
What's next? I will continue the process. This year of doing nothing has been about learning to trust the process. I am perfectly imperfect. I am doing things that make me happy and share with others to spark questions and growth in their lives. I have embraced that I have something to say and am okay that the audience may be a niche group of people. My tribe will reflect what I want and need in my life. There are no accidents. Am I willing to pay attention? Are you? If I can help you with your process, please do not hesitate to reach out. Namaste