Thursday, September 29, 2011
What a week!
Hi all... did your week just keep getting bigger every time you turned around? Mine did. I expected it, but sure as I stopped to breathe, someone added somehing to my to do list. We had a visit from corporate this week, which went exceptionally well, for which I am relived and proud. We worked hard, and I think that we often forget just how good we are at what we do. Yes, we make mistakes, yes, we fall behind, cut corners, rethink directions, and sometimes get by on a spit patch, but we are good at what we do. To be told that by someone else is really nice sometimes. You know, I'm a big propopent of being that voice in your own life, of being the first person to say "good job, well done" and even that that is the only voice you ever really need to hear, but I won't tell you that it doesn't hurt to have someone else chime in and reiterate it. The second session of Planet You is about to begin the third week of classes. Tonight we wrap up my favorite week-- the section entitled "I believe." This is the "meat" of the course, where we talk about how we came to our beliefs, and how we nurture them. We talk about holding beliefs that aren't true, and beliefs that no longer serve our needs or wants. We talk about living in a way that honours our beliefs, and supports our beliefs instead of in contradiction to them. It is my favorite part because really listening to the voice inside of us as we seek the words to label our beliefs, we begin to really see what we honestly believe and what we simply carry with us, as baggage or by habit. It was the writing of this part of Planet You, that brought me on to write Burn This Book, which talks not so much about beliefs, but about the things we carry with us that hurt, that serve no purpose other than to remind us of pain. I think that every time we say "yes" to one more thing that is not true, that we do not want, we are simply adding another thin white scar across our already fragile hearts. I believe that when we carry the pain of our past with us, we are only making sure thatour own history serves not to teach us but to defeat us. We choose our limits as surely we choose our wings-- and I believe that many of us have become so caught up in the lack of choice, in the idea of the history that we've forgotten that we still have the power to choose. That we still have the power of words and we can make a difference; we can change. I've seen lots of new folks coming by the site (sure wish you'd leave a comment and say "hi" -- I love to get to know my readers). I'd like to reach out personally and welcome you to whispersandwishes, and invite you to participate in either a Planet You or Burn This Book workshop. You can learn more about either course at the Planet You site or you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Over on your right, you can register for the newsletter and be updated about promotions, giveaways and new happenings. I'm so glad you came to visit... I hope to see you again!