Have you met anyone who was very clearly – and perhaps loudly – into what can be called personal development? Have you met anyone who was very sceptical – and perhaps even cynical – about this topic? I think there’s a healthy way to approach it.
We have all fallen on that ice. The action is to stand up and continue walking. With an aching back, but also with empathy for ourselves and others. Wholeheartedly.
If you don’t see yourself as a generous person, the good news is that it’s not an innate quality. It’s a practice, which means we can work on it.
Just for today, let’s replace ‘purpose’ with ‘intention.’ Then, choose what serves you. And stick with it.
To change our habits – including habits that can bring us more energy – we need to assess our neuroassociations.
Seth Godin tells us that in order to do creative work – which sounds a lot like many things we do in life – we must detach ourselves from the desire to know the outcome. If I do A, it might not lead to B.
What are those small acts of courage that we can choose to do even when our choices are otherwise limited in this pandemic? What does it mean to live a wholehearted life?
What do I have to befriend, accept, or, the opposite, consciously reject about myself to unlock a certain capability, a certain potential, if you will? Let’s remember: The words we use to describe our experience become our experience.
The good news here, even in a pandemic, is that there are always things we can do. And by doing those things, we make our lockdown days just a little bit more open. It’s…just…that simple.
It’s not a challenge, really (I’ve only chosen a trendy), but an invitation to open ourselves up to one single concept each day, to think about it more deeply, and see what it does to us. What it unlocks. Kindness, compassion, courage, and everything that comes with them.