Day 224/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
Take the leap of faith. So far I've read 224 essays of Sarah's and today's is by far the most profound. If I copied it word for word here on this page, it would be the only way to do it justice.
When that flash of brilliance arrives, hold it close. Nurture it in the very early days of its conception. Say YES then let it develop and draw energy and wisdom, all manner of unexpected events and openings that show you the way forward.
Be very, VERY careful who you share it with. There will be all manner of input from willing friends and family to make sure you have considered all the possibilities. Are you too old to start a new project? Maybe that's going to take more resources than you have access to? I'm pretty sure you don't have the education nor experience to pull it off. If you're not doubting yourself, you sure as hell will be after you share your gem with others.
When you say YES to your idea, you give the signal to the universe of infinite energy and information to bring you everything you need to bring that project to fruition. You open yourself to be the recipient of the tools, the resources and the way to make that thing happen. Just say YES! Yes, I can do this. Yes, I will be the conduit through which this project experiences itself.
Then wait for the path to open up for you. Take the steps that are presented before you with an attitude of "what else is possible?" What could I possibly lose by taking the next obvious step with the resources that make themselves available to me?
Self-doubt is the number one killer of imagination and dreams coming true. And is there any wonder, given the many obstacles that confront us from our first steps in the school classroom. The biggest of which is matching your efforts up against others.
You don't have to compete with your profound idea. Sure people will follow you and copy you. That's essential for evolution of our species to continue so don't look back. Just stay in your lane and take the next step and bring to the world that which you are perfectly positioned to bring.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.