Monday, March 14, 2011

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JOT Day 85 - When it melts, it melts Hallelujah. I walked outside without gloves and a hat for the first time since 2010. So there's that. And the fact that everything--simply everything--is lining up, the more I do. When I catch myself pushing against an idea or person's opinion, BAM. Lining up does not happen. But when I remember to mind my own business and focus on what I want, BAM. Lining up happens. There have been a succession of moments over the last ten years when I experienced a breakthrough along these lines with significant areas of interest in my life--relationships was the first biggie that I could physically feel different around. In the beginning there were snapshots of time where I didn't feel anxious or powerless or less-than, and try as I would, I couldn't budge that knowing in my gut. Then they got longer and longer until it was the whole photo album of moments, and the times I felt anxious were the exception, not the rule. These days I feel that way about pretty much everything. Feeling less than stellar is the exception. I still need to re-orient in the morning and purposefully choose where I want my thoughts to go, but so does everyone. That isn't a sign of weakness or an ineffective technique. We are human, and we forget this stuff without reminders. And that's why we're all here, to help each other remember. But the pay-off is so worth it, paying the price of happiness to lose the anxiety is a no-brainer. Can you say that about your spiritual practice?

Deb Schanilec

Connected and Committed relationship transformation strategist.

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