You know that high you get from a super, freakin’ amazing day?
Like ALL-THE-THINGS are lining up, it’s perfect.
Nothing can bring you down.
You’re on fire.
Getting sh*t done!
Making it happen and totally on your game!
And then-- #BAM!
Something’s feelin’ off.
Unease creeping in.
Something triggered you and suddenly you feel like it’s all unraveling.
Fear of failing.
Fear you’re alone in it all.
Or that it won’t work
Doubt in yourself, your ideas, your plans, seemingly at every turn.
Not sure if you’re ready, able, willing to keep going.
And then we find ourselves:
→ playing that old subconscious script and beating ourselves up
→ wondering what is wrong with us
→ telling ourselves to “get over it”, or think happy thoughts
I want to remind you that this is not only normal, but just part of the process of growing.
It’s what happens when we start to get serious about changing our mindset, our perspectives, our habits--all the things. We come up against ourselves.
The road to authentic change and growth is paved with bumps and bruises along the way.
But this is the good part--because it’s really when things are truly changing.
It’s not the stuff that comes up that’s going to get us down, it’s 100% how we choose to move through it.
When we gather the tools needed to bust through our own shells, MAGIC, baby, MAGIC!!!
And I, 150%, believe we are all here to grow, to expand and to share our unique gifts with the world.
So, don’t let your mind chatter stop you.
It’s there to keep you going, one foot in front of the other.
But we won’t know what to change until we can learn to sit quietly with the self and listen to what it’s telling us.
So let’s get deeply connected to the now, the present moment, to fully embrace this space so that we can release what we are aching to let go of. Because this is when the most amazing doors will open.
Leanna Jane Lewis ditched the paint and playdough centre in her kindergarten classroom for some more adventures as a school teacher turned yogi mentor and coach. Just like kids, adults need quiet time too. We all need to feel playful and peaceful in our lives.