August 2013

Don’t Think. Just Be.

August 1, 2013

So my intention to write more frequently seems to have slipped by the wayside. I realize it’s been over three months since my last post. August is here and summer is well on its way out.

I take full responsibility though; I have prioritized other activities over writing in the past few months. A full time job and mothering a tornado of a toddler seem to have taken up all my time and energy. Yet it is what it is.

Over the last few months I’ve been “thinking” about this topic and have come to the conclusion that thinking is overrated.

I would play a mental game with myself every day on how much my brain would be able to handle each day. The mental notes, and lists just kept growing and it was a miracle some days that I still managed to remember everything I needed to remember. It was an accomplishment to make it out the door without endlessly forgetting keys, access cards, lunchboxes, or even my toddler! With the passing days and the constant rush I was in day by day I would feel my mind become more and more cluttered. As if I physically needed to do some spring cleaning and air out the cobwebs in my mind to make room for new, fresh thinking.

As the saying goes, when the student is ready the teacher appears and so they did. Two eye opening books. I stumbled upon a copy of Michael Neill’s “Inside-Out Revolution” and Jamie Smart’s “Clarity” and a new realization began to emerge.

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