Monday, June 16, 2008

Lost Glasses - A Lesson in Letting Go

Lessons are everywhere, if we choose to pay attention. I recently lost my glasses, so it necessitated getting an eye exam (which was over-due) and purchasing new glasses. I had trouble adjusting to my new glasses (too heavy, didn't sit properly, gave me a headache) until I found my old glasses 2 wks. later. (That's another story.)

Then, suddenly my new glasses fit just right. This got me thinking. Did they suddenly adjust to my face (unlikely) or did I give up the attachment to my old glasses (likely) which then made my new glasses be ok?

How many things do we keep that actually hold us back? Take a look in your cupboard and see if you can discard or donate an item that you are "attached" to - can you let go of that art project you began 20 years ago that is collecting dust? How about an item of clothing that you plan on getting into, even if it is out of style and 3 sizes too big or too small?

Start small and notice what happens, both internally & externally. Let me know how it goes, please.

Photo by Sophie

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ready or Not

"They" say that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Well, it seems that my "teacher" has appeared. It is exciting but also frightening. So many questions...Am I ready? Do I really want to move forward? Can I do what I know I need to do?

In my heart I know that I have work to do and it is the right thing. My "old" me wants to maintain the status quo, even though it isn't in my best interest.

What I know about old habits from the work I do now is that it's like an old shoe with a worn-down heel. We know we need to fix it or replace it, but we put up with it because we're familiar with it.

Growth means stepping out into the unfamiliar and being ok with it. Time to let go and trust. We do our best and move on. Big breath now......