Shifting my perspective in tiny increments sometimes feels like crawling across a vast desert.
But tiny increments add up and some change, no matter how small, is better than staying stuck in a place I don't want to be.
I believe that there is innate wisdom deep inside each of us, but the noisy chatter in our heads is sometimes too loud to hear it.
For me, that chatter is like a hamster wheel, spinning faster and faster, serving no purpose and succeeding only in making me dizzy and keeping me stuck.
If I can take a step away from that noise for a moment, I can catch my breath and, sometimes, even receive a moment of peace.
I mentioned in my last post that I had run into a friend of mine,quite unexpectedly, at the grocery store. As we caught up over tea, I shared some of my recent issues with her and she reminded me about her daily gratitude practice. We agreed to become each others' accountability partners and today was the first day.
Opening myself up to another person and sharing my struggles honestly created a tiny shift which inspired me to start this blog...and I am definitely grateful for that!
Instead of jumping back on that hamster wheel, I reached out to others and felt truly engaged again. I asked my doorman about his weekend and his family as we commiserated about the lousy weather. I contacted another student in my teacher training group to check in on her progress with our assignments. We're making arrangements to form a study group, for support and motivation. I felt truly connected to the other students in class tonight and even introduced myself to our new neighbor....and her sweet dog.
I realize now that I was living in my heart rather than my head.
I allowed myself to be guided from my true Source rather than the analytical chaos that exists between my ears.
I felt like I was back in my body, rather than disconnected, which is the way I've been feeling lately.
I felt like me.....