“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.”
This is the paradox of our times. Especially in the coaching and personal development sphere, there are a lot of conversations about mindset. We use our mind to hold dominion over our bodies, over our hearts, over our lives. I was reading Geraldine March’s book, and it takes place in the 1600s. The story is about a woman who is very bright and her father (a minister) will not teach her. This boy/man who had deep relationships with the land, and the cycles of life of the natural world. I read this book and felt such deep grief. Is this world that we live in now? Long days of doing and doing and no rising to greet the sun? This spring, I spent much time getting quiet and listening to what was to come next. I knew what I was wanting and did not feel a clear way to get it. I felt stuck on how to move forward and ahead. This greatly pained me.
MANTRA: I let my life speak to me as much as I speak to it. May I make time in my day to hear what it says.
JOURNAL: How is my life speaking to me? What is alive within me and for me? What am I excited about? Where is something dying? How am I tending to the aliveness?
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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