Why are we often careless with the people and things we let into our lives? We pick up people, friendships, relationships; we let whomever and whatever into our lives and our business without much thought of the good or harm they could do.
Before a child can walk, he or she has to crawl and EVERYONE crawls first before walking. We have been lectured on the importance of the future for so long that we have forgotten that the future is a culmination of steps taken in the NOW.
Please keep in mind that who you are in the small steps is who you’ll be at the end. If you’re miserable on your journey to success, you don’t all of a sudden become the Dalai Lama when you “make it.” There’s no automatic peace, zen, and happiness that comes over you.
I often remind myself that before a plant can bloom, a seed has to go underground. Roots have to take their place, the seed has to be nurtured with water and light; all of these steps are key to the first bloom. The beauty that we see at the end cannot exist without those steps. There is no end without a beginning.
We’ve all been exposed to that horrible boss or co-worker who is horrible simply because he/she can be. They’re good at their job so they couch their behavior in “being honest” or making you a better person or employee. “Brilliant Jerks” are people I have zero tolerance for. They are people whose contributions are perceived as ”irreplaceable” within an organization, relationship or dynamic. So much that their toxic behavior is often deemed excusable to the detriment of those around them.
We are all human beings first before we are the many titles, positions and levels we hold on to and allow to define us in this human experience. It’s time to break the cycle and do better. It’s time to be better.
Have you ever found yourself spiraling into unhappiness and then after a while, you can’t even figure out how you got there and how to get out of it?
It’s that feeling of falling into quicksand. You’re obviously knee-deep in crap, add to that, the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness and then the icing on top is the fight to get out. Every time you wiggle, push, kick to get out, it feels like you’re sinking further.
So, what next?
Then do this.
👉Accept what is. Without judgment. You’re in it. It is what it is. This is what is happening, not who you are. Breathe.
What can I do now? 🤷♀️Now that you’re “feeling clearly” vs. “thinking in panic”, it’s time to look around. What inspired action can you take, here and now? There is always a bridge, a branch, another journeyman/woman that Life can use to help you. Remember, you are no longer approaching a solution from a place of desperation, you are in a full place of allowing. All good things come from this place.
Is it worth your peace? You are greater than your life situation. Know that no person or situation can take your peace unless you allow it. You have to give permission. Asking this question immediately opens a door to presence. It launches you into gratitude for what you already have. You recognize the power that YOU have. You are no victim after all. You have the power to choose better. To be better.
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