Posts tagged Mindfulness
Saying Yes to the Invitation from Inspiration

I was watching and episode Marie TV where she interviews Elizabeth Gilbert. Here

 

MarieTV is truly on of my favorite things to watch because you gain access to so many amazing people that are doing amazing things. It's helpful for those of us that want to do amazing things, but are still tangled up in fear and learning to loosen fears grasp -- me!

 

Inspiration always seems to be flirting with me. There are moments where ideas form in my head, inspiration appears and asks me to go on a journey. Many times I've said no. A few times I've said yes, but backed away when things felt too uncomfortable. Despite the constant hesitation on my part, inspiration keeps flirting with me. Who knows why, but when someone continues to flirt with you and there is the slightest bit of attraction some eventually give in. The excitement is real, the destination unknown, but there's a journey.

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The Pursuit of Perfection

We all are in pursuit of perfection. We are chasing an idea that has been sold to us of how our lives should be. The pursuit begins from childhood, in school and at home, where we are told that we need to fit in. Be obedient, but take risks. Pay attention and don't day-dream, yet be a dreamer. Be a part of the right social circle, attend the right school, get the right job, marry the perfect partner, have 2.5 children and continue the lather, rinse, repeat cycle of life. As children, we believe the people that surround and care for us and begin on the path of perfection.

 

For most of us, the path doesn't feel right, and at some point we all deal with this. Some people find solace in the arms of addiction as a tool to numb the pain and uncertainty of life. The outstretched arms are so inviting, they accept you as you are, here you can hide from pain. 

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