A few years ago, I participated in a Hay House summit where I talked about entrepreneurship and the ridiculously high cost of a college education. During my interview, I suggested that parents and young adults needed to seriously consider alternatives when furthering their education.
If you’ve been with me for a while now you know I believe in the power of group mind. Years ago, my wise mentor, Nanna, reminded me of this power when I talked about my concern for a group of people who were suffering.
I woke this morning to a wall of gray outside my bedroom window. The fog was so thick, I couldn't see a thing. Ugh, I thought, today is going to be cold and gray and depressing. Not the best thought to start the day with.
I know life requires us to be present to everything – the success and sadness, the peace and pain. Learning to be with all of our feelings is fertilizer for growth and healing. It’s just not that easy.
Earlier this week, a Facebook pal, Karen, shared a great idea with me on my Facebook Page. She wrote, “I’ll be spending the day on Monday giving Valentine’s Day cards to strangers with hand-written messages and affirmations (some I borrowed from you!), telling them they matter and are loved.” Karen invited me to join her (I’m in!) and this week I’m passing her invitation on to you.
“We must be completely present for what we are doing, without sacrificing or rushing what’s in front of us in order to get to ‘more important’ stuff later. No matter how mundane the activity, treat everything as important and take pleasure in it.
This newsletter was written a few years ago and I pulled it out this week for a caller who dialed into my radio show to talk about her frustration with a job search process. She was doing all the right things and yet nothing was happening. Once I confirmed that her search approach was on track, I explained the importance of understanding a "dry spell." I hope this message speaks to you as well...