When we are feeling lost, we want the answer to show up right now! We hire a coach, or read a book, or buy an online course thinking the answer is outside of us. But it isn’t. Our answers are inside.
I’ve been pondering since I moved into my new home what to do with this hole in the wall. There is a gap between two rooms. You see, years ago the garage was transformed into a den and the entry through the living room is a gaping hole. My desk faces that gaping hole.
Using social media to speak your deep truth goes one direction. You share your opinion about an urgent issue, you tell your story about what’s important to you… and then what?
Feeling energetic. You know what that’s like… You have a spring in your step, and nothing can stop you. Things go smoothly, thoughts come easily, and creativity is at an all-time high.
Wouldn't it be great if it were that way all the time?
"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force... When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."Karl Menninger
We were sitting in a circle in my living room. As the talking stick made its way back to me, I listened to the stories of those gathered. Truths came from depths not touched in a long while.
In the center of the circle was a candle, lit, surrounded by objects of significance brought by the participants. We had gathered to listen. We were there to open our hearts. We were there to witness.
I am not a morning lark. My niece is, though.
I remember those times she stayed overnight with her cousin, my daughter. In my pre-dawn fog, I could hear her chattering away, speaking too softly to understand her words, but too loudly to continue to sleep.
May as well .