Take the next step
Day 254/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
The blessings of this CV-19 period is that it brings us to a halt in time to consider and value the life we have chosen, or perhaps to review the decisions we've made and the direction we've taken.
Our priorities are often shaped by the culture in which we live, until we take the time to really feel into what's most important to us.
Moving with the crowd, doing what's expected can feel right, and even bring the rewards of conforming. But I suspect it leaves a gaping hole in the centre of you that remains unfulfilled.
When you discover what it is that will fill that hole, you'll want to move towards it. If you have the opportunity to throw everything at it, then go for it. In most cases that won't be possible, most often because your nervous system cannot cope with a sudden change in trajectory.
Take your time. Put one foot in front of the other. Expect anything and know that you will cope with whatever life gives you. There's a lot of learning and experiencing and relearning and testing and experimenting to do to bring your dream to fruition.
That's not to mention the personal growth that you need to achieve to shape and mould that dream into the experience that you have conjured.
In yesterday's post I shares some of my journey. And also yesterday, as I had some doubts about my path, I had a client that put those doubts to rest.
As I noticed myself in the full engagement of all my knowledge and support and care for her, and reciprocated in her enthusiasm to learn, to grow, to heal, I knew without a doubt that I was in the right place, doing what is most important to me.
One step in front of the other. Give yourself the gift of time and patience and trust. Commit to doing something towards your dream every single day, no matter how small.
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.