Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the words? If you’ve lost your voice for a time you could relate, otherwise it’s just a consideration.
This thought has just flashed through my mind as I was flying...maybe it's the altitude!
I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH
On my recent trip overseas, we took to the colourful streets of Vigo, Spain doing 'random acts of kindness & angelic deeds' within the local community. The locals spoke little if any English, we had no knowledge of Spanish and yet we communicated with ease through giving and receiving. There was no conflict, instead who could do more...us for them or them for us. It was a rich and rewarding experience we’ll treasure for years to come.
WHO SAYS THAT
From a magical moment with a complete stranger to being with ourselves day in - day out, have you ever paused to listen to the conversation you're having with yourself?
From what's on your mind that's spoken out loud or in private, it's no surprise how we become what we're thinking about.
Here’s a few that come to mind...
- I’m no good at this
- Business is always quite in June
- I haven’t been successful yet
- I always get a cold at this time of year
- I’m hanging in there
WORDS HAVE LIFE
Whether we realise it or not, we are the by-product of what we tell ourselves, feeding our mind, just as we become what we put into our bodies.
When things are going our way we're patting ourselves on the back with how amazing we are and then just as fast, the tide turns and we're the worst person on the planet.
This messes with the vision we have for ourselves, bringing about opposing forces, never getting ahead.
''You mean all that stuff I say to myself carries that much weight? I didn’t mean it like that.''
With two conversations running - the one I'm having with you and the other I'm having with myself, these conversations shape who we are being.
For the next hour observe the thoughts and the story that’s running for you. You know the no one can hear but you, ‘yes that one’ and write it down.
Then as the leading actor or actress of your life, what role are you playing in that story?
Here’s a few ideas on roles to get to started if you’re coming up short. Are any of these familiar? I can definitely relate to each one and a few more I'm sure.
- STRUGGLER – Why does everything have to be so hard
- PLEASER – No one appreciates what I do
- HARD DONE BY – I’m over this
- KNOW IT ALL – I’ve heard this before
- VICTIM – Why is this always happening to me
- MARTYR – I gave up so much for you
ENOUGH I SAY
Now that we've uncovered a role or two, how has this role served you? Is it a current role or one being dragged from the past like an old suitcase that’s had its day. Write the story out until you’re done with it.
My experience in putting pen to paper, writing out a particular role and story, it blew it away. What followed was a lightness and a 'how crazy was this' laugh.
Consider this as a 'random act of kindness' for you.
YOUR NEW STORY
It’s not about dredging up details from your past, it’s about what we tell yourself everyday starting right now. Personal Empowerment is a wonderful thing and through the daily practice we have the ability to transform the second we choose. Becoming conscious, we remove the perceived blocks to live the life we dream of.
If you’re ready to take a leap forward, then contact me to learn how you can develop these skills for life.
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Till next week, make what you're doing matter :)