Why oh why do we over-complicate life?
It’s the end of 2014 and I’m feeling aligned with this strong surge of energy to get organised, get moving and set plans in place to make the most of early 2015.
In November I ran two sneak preview women’s healing dance classes at a great venue a short bike ride from my home. I had a lovely response, people came along and they all seemed to connect with what I was offering.
So why is it that I’m wasting so much energy in pondering what time and day and even what venue to offer this class at on a weekly basis in the new year? The obvious answer would be, the same time and the same place as the preview classes because they worked really well. Yes Tricia, people came along and enjoyed it so why change?
It’s not our first instinct to keep it simple though is it?
My perfecting nature combined with my fear of success/self-sabotaging nature brings up all sorts of barriers and questions to prevent me from settling with the reality that the first and most obvious option is actually the best option for right now.
I go off into grandiose fantasies about what this dance class could be in the future if only I had the perfect schedule, venue or class program. What’s real though is that I’m still at the beginning of this new venture and I need to allow myself a settling in time before it gets bigger and (possibly) better.
So thankfully, I’ve taken time to gather my thoughts before I launch into creating timetables and big plans for 2015.
Just slowing it all down and listening within can be of great help to us all when we are feeling confused or conflicted over a set of decisions.
Life/God/Universe/Spirit is always there with unfailing patience and love showing us the way via the unfolding of events, relationships, tiny little moments and our own physical senses, how we may move forward into greater fulfillment, joy and peace.
It’s really not as complicated as our all-too clever minds try to make it.
If you’ve worked yourself into a lather over the next step forward in your life and have no idea what choice would be best, go into a meditative state and ask yourself these four simple questions:
- What am I really worried about?
- What’s the outcome that I’m seeking and is it realistic?
- Where is the evidence that what’s worked before will not work again?
- If I knew the best option right now, what would it be?
This little technique will serve to return your emotions to a balanced state, allow for the intuitive self and the mind to work in cooperation, not competition and give you greater confidence in your own personal power to direct your path.
It’s not about avoiding trial and error or mistakes, it’s just about moving through it ALL more efficiently and gracefully because although there’s no finish line or summit to conquer, it’s more fun if we’re aligned with what’s real and true.
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