The saying, "be careful what you ask for" couldn't apply more. I have learned more about myself in the last 6 months than I have in the past 10 years. And I feel blessed because I'm getting what I asked for.
The turbulence of life and it's demands sometimes makes it easy to isolate oneself. However it has been my mission to call on my support system and continue to expand on it.
As I continue to build my team for all areas in my life. I reflect on my 2015 solutions. I proudly check off one, two, and three as I continue to work towards goals for the second quarter.
I learned that I shouldn't wait for unfortunate events or when I feel like I'm not achieving my goals. But with every step of the way its imperative to my soul to prioritize support from my friends, family, and mentors. Technology makes it easy to connect with loved ones even with our busy schedules. So no matter where you are in your journey I urge you to call on your support and just reach out.
I will leave you with a passage from, "The Book of Awakening" by Mark Nepo. I hope it speaks to you like it spoke to me.
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The Need to Speak
Just by speaking I can break out of my self-made prison. — JUNE SINGER
So many times we suppose ourselves out of existence, imagining that if we speak our heart we will be rejected or ignored. I once watched a man reach to call a friend, excited to share a deep idea that had overcome him. But as the phone was ringing, I saw him imagine a cool reception, saw him try on the pain of not being heard, and quickly, with a sigh of deflation, he hung up before the fourth ring. Still, the expression—whether misunderstood, well received, or rejected—matters. For the cost of not making the call is that a piece of us dies. Consider how fish swim and birds fly. They do so because it is in their nature. For it is the swimming and the flying that makes them fish and birds. Likewise, it is the speaking of one’s heart that makes a human being human. For even if no one hears us, it is the act of speaking that frees us by letting the spirit swim and fly through the world.
❍ Sit quietly and allow yourself to be as still as lake water when there is no wind.
❍ Breathe slowly and look into yourself. Look to your bottom.
❍ Inhale deeply and feel whatever rises from your bottom.
❍ Exhale cleanly and, though you are alone, speak what you are feeling, aloud to yourself.