I am a lover of words...especially words that heal, that open us up to considering something new, a possibility, an answer....
A Deeper Existence
~Deborah Anne Quibell
Follow your fatigue.
It will lead you on a winding road
towards the truth you’ve been avoiding.
Busy is not a way to be.
It is a condition that strips you
of meaningful pauses.
It whips you around
in a bowl of self-importance
and pours you out
as a thin layer
upon the surface of your life.
But you seek a much deeper existence.
You seek the substance of silence,
and a slow, simmering awareness.
So please, my darling,
Put down your knife,
Pick up your spoon.
And give your heart the apron.
Problems and worries...we all encounter them in our lives and work. We often approach problems by running through past solutions that have worked for us in the past; and when those don't work, we get frustrated or feel stuck. We get stuck in our heads which is draining and detracts from our ability to allow creative solutions to emerge.
If you're looking for a new approach to solving problems start from a different angle:
You can move from the place of "I must solve this problem now" to
"What hidden solutions and opportunities can I find within this problem?" or even "What is good about this problem?"
A stance of open inquiry helps lighten the energy and create more spaciousness in which to consider different solutions. Inquiry invites your whole self into the conversation. You become more resourceful and creative in finding answers.
Before rushing into problem solving mode using only your cognitive abilities, first become present through a simple breathing or grounding practice and then:
Taking this slightly different approach to finding solutions opens the pathway to the wisdom that we carry in our minds, hearts, emotions and bodies.
A new month, a new season. Summer beckons us to relax, enjoy and be. With that in mind, what are you looking forward to this month?
What do you yearn for right now?
Looking forward to delightful activities with positive expectation is good for our hearts and minds. We prepare for, and anticipate, joy and happiness, which floods our bodies with feel good endorphins!
Are you looking forward to more free time to dream? Or perhaps more time connecting with people you care about and love? Or maybe you like the idea of having a more relaxed pace to indulge in your hobbies and non work-related tasks?
I invite you to write down what you are looking forward to this month. Writing down what you dream of (and intend to do) is a powerful way to anchor and focus on what you are committing to do.
What are you looking forward to this month? Do you regularly spend time looking forward to pleasurable activities?