Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
— Joseph Campbell
There was a time a while back where I told an amazing teacher, that I was not sure that I could sign on to a certification program at the time, because I simply could not figure out how to fit it into my schedule. Admittedly, I was being honest. I recognized that committing to one more program, one more class was something that I just couldn’t manage. I had stopped, keeping a calendar all together, as work felt all consuming and had begun infiltrating itself beyond the “9 to 5“ and into my home life.
Now, mind you, my job has odd hours to begin with and I would do just about anything for what now seems like the simplicity of “9 to 5.” Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Despite the oddities of my schedule, my heart and soul told me that I needed to incorporate this schooling and programming into my life. And so without another thought, I did!
In the past, I’ve struggled with making big decisions, waiting for just the right moment. I’ve had that conversation with myself a million times- (ya know the snarky voice) “but what if now is not the perfect time?” The truth is though, that the best decisions I have ever made are the ones that I made quickly…by pure instinct, didn’t think too much about it, and allowed myself to go with my simple inner knowing.
So, decision made! And all of the rest of the things in my life fell into place. I simply made room where I thought there was none. Whether it was that I got up earlier in the morning to study, stayed up a little bit later to read, brought my meditation practice into during breaks at work, asked my family to be patient with me…I just made it work!
I never thought of myself as someone who was wasting time. But I guess the truth is that we all have the capability of wasting or, at least not maximizing, the time we DO have.
You know the saying we all have the same 24 hours in the day? Well, it’s true, we all have the same 24 hours but it’s how we use those hours that’s important!
Questions you might begin your week with:
* What is one thing I could check off my list this week that would make me feel a little bit lighter?
* What are my time wasters? The things that drain my time? Tech time wasters, people who you find drain your energy- anything that takes your attention from the things you want and care about most.
* What might I need to give up, let go of, or say no to that would give me a deeper sense of peace this week?
* What lights me up? What do I want to add to this amazing life of mine? What have I been saying that I wish I had time for but instead keep telling myself - maybe later?!
To all of you, I wish you a delicious week! May you walk into the week refreshed and filled with hope and excitement of all you wish to be.
What’s behind your door??