Posts from the ‘#trust30’ category

Gratitude. Man am I grateful. I look in the mirror and absolutely giggle at the woman who is reflected back at me. Many times in this profound life journey have I stood in front of a mirror and marveled at who stared back, each time it’s a miracle, each time I have felt so grateful for how far I’ve traveled, and this time is no different. However! I feel nothing short of bliss bubbling from the inside out these days. It’s sort of like I found this burnt out light bulb, that I didn’t even know was there, and I put in a 250 Watt-er!

So much has shifted – in me, around me, all revealing this magnificence I feel is radiating out of me. I truly feel like the lotus.

Since I feel like the best of me has finally risen out of the muck, I have been letting myself shine.

Despite only having finished up to Day 22 of #trust30, I know this project has shone a light on many, many things that really were ready to be explored.

Day 14 Alternative Paths by Jonathan Fields

When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consistent daily action is only a virtue when bundled with a willingness to remain open to the unknown. In this exercise, look at your current quest and ask, “What alternative opportunities, interpretations and paths am I not seeing?” They’re always there, but you’ve got to choose to see them. {Click here to see Jonathan’s full prompt.}

I choose to see them! I say yes whenever it resonates. DO.IT.NOW.

This has been one of the most powerful tools/lessons I’ve afforded myself during this 30 day writing (creating) challenge. I have seen in far too numerous ways how I, lil’ ol’ me, has been the very thing that has stood in my way.

So with encouragement and enthusiasm from some dear friends including some work I’m doing with the kick-ass Kerilyn Russo, I am getting outta my head and into my body. Thinking less, doing more. Being spontaneous. Daring myself. DAILY.

That brings me full circle to my gratitude. I see how it’s all connected. Being in my body, and doing, and daring, has been the very thing that lit that 250 watt bulb.

In New York, dare ya!

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I say “Holy Crappers” about this prompt as it cuts close to the bone. How many of us go there, you know that dark scary place where we hold our fears and REALLY look at them? Most of us don’t ask ourselves these kind of questions, but imagine how much more fulfilling our lives could be if we did.

Fear by Lachlan Cotter

These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is fear holding you back from living your fullest life and being truly self expressed?
Put yourself in the shoes of the you who’s already lived your dream and write out the answers to the following:

Is the insecurity you’re defending worth the dream you’ll never realize? or the love you’ll never venture? or the joy you’ll never feel?

Will the blunder matter in 10 years? Or 10 weeks? Or 10 days? Or 10 minutes?

Can you be happy being anything less than who you really are?

Now Do. The Thing. You Fear.

{… in case the answer ISN’T obvious…. NO! None of that matters, and yes we must be nothing short of our most brilliant selves}

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To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eric Handler poses this question:
What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?

Your life, your time in this body, in this lifetime is short and far too precious to be so fucking precious about.
Unfurl those wings, beam love and light from your heart, be brave dear heart.
Grab joy by the lapels and enjoy the ride! Life will be so much richer if you do.

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I’ve been away for business and pleasure since Day 3 of #trust30… I’ve fallen behind, got caught up again to fall a bit more behind. So I’ve decided to just add some highlights as I go along this journey.

Day 4 prompt

That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Turn one of your biggest challenges into a question.

Good question! I’ll get back to you with an answer….

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