I am aware of all the judgements you have while reading this, some judgment and some relief, maybe both? This was not the plan of course, I am pretty good about washing my face before I go to bed. This time it didn’t’ happen that way, and you know what IT WORKED. If you know me, or have listened to my radio show, you are aware I have been lucky enough to create a work schedule that does not include being anywhere before 11am. This workshop began at 8am in midtown Manhattan.
Other than not being healthy for my skin, what reasons was this a bad thing? When you think of these reasons, is it based on “the right thing to do?’ Who created these right things? Are you not my friend anymore, do you think I’m dirty? do you not want to follow the work I do? Once you answer those questions, ask yourself if those judgements matter to me….
Why am I writing this on my blog? Here is why.
When you are thinking of “doing the right thing” for your child or your Self, as a parent or a human being, do you do what you think is what everyone else would consider the right thing? Or are you doing what works for your child and your Self?
This is a great question when something you are working so hard to get done, isn’t flowing, or your child is fighting against what you think is best for him/her? Following a child’s lead (whether it’s your own, a child in view, or in your life) can show you what is really right. Children are connected to the truth WAY EASIER than we are. My suggestion is this: if something is not working out easily and feels forced, take a step back (literally) and think about why you dare doing it? Is it because it’s the right thing to do according to the social norm? Are you considering what people will say about you? Becoming mindful of these times will create less paddling up sh*t’s creek.
Life could be lived without being so hard and forced. By squeezing too many errands or appointments into one day, each task is not done with full presence, you end up running late, and for what? To be a superhero parent? So you can you feel proud when talking about how busy you are? In the midst of the day of working hard to “do the right things” many moments are zipped through with all sorts of meaningful things ignored; thoughts, signs, beauty and most of all answers about bigger questions in your life.
As we grow, and or get older, life can become easier and more manageable. If it isn’t, something must shift, or what usually happens is, you get sick. Your body tells you to stop and slow down. Living a life thats based on what works, vs. what your supposed to do makes all the difference.
Louise hay asks the question, “do you have poverty in time or are you prosperous in time?”
With all my heart,