Have you ever heard the saying: the seeds you sow, grow? Or Tony Robbins’ version “energy flows where your focus goes?”
While some people may think all this energy talk is a bit woo-woo, I believe in it whole-heartedly.
It’s why I practice gratitude.
In my experience the more I focus on the things that light me up — really acknowledge them and feel grateful for them — the more they expand and grow.
Into something more beautiful than I could imagine.
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I love this image of the jellyfish in the sea. It makes me think of the word “silence.”
And the moment I first realized what a wonderful gift silence is for a sensitive person like me.
I was on vacation in Hawaii and was going scuba diving for the first time.
To say I was nervous going into the sea, with all my diving gear on, is an understatement.
That is until I reached the sandy ocean bottom.
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I learned this lesson the hard way.
To stop waiting for someone else to save me.
To make my life better.
It was no one else’s job but my own.
But that’s not what I was taught.
I was taught to be a “good girl” and do what I was told.
To grow up and get married and have kids.
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One of my favourite proverbs to help me move forward is:
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.
It makes me realize how easy it is for us to get stuck in the past.
“I should’ve planted that tree (followed that dream!) 20 years ago. I can’t believe I wasted all that time! What was I thinking?”
So we end up beating ourselves up.
For all the time we wasted and for what “could’ve been.”
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How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. ~ Proverb
Lately I’ve been trying to find a balance between “doing” and “being.”
Balancing my time between the desire to do more of what I’m on this planet to do (coach more women!) with my opposite desire.
To rest and replenish my soul.
And nurture my creativity.
In a world that frequently pushes us to go faster and faster — and do more, more, more!! — resting isn’t always encouraged.
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For years I was a “yes” person.
If someone made a request of me, I’d say yes without hesitation.
But it got me into all sorts of trouble.
Not huge trouble.
Just the “why did I say yes, I don’t really want to do it” kind.
The kind that put someone else’s need before my own.
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What a funny little word.
Yet so powerful.
It calls for action. For movement forward.
And sometimes it calls for courage.
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I’m in that in-between place again. The one I call “limbo-land.”
The space between “no longer” and “not yet” (as Life Coach, Nancy Levin calls it).
I’ve left some things behind.
That I was ready to let go of.
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