What Would Your Life Look Like from 10,000 ft?
Why I abandoned this week’s blog post
When I get up in the morning, after meditation, I take time to journal and pull a few cards from my Inquiry deck (like a tarot deck, but really a collection of open-ended questions). Yesterday’s cards included “What needs attention?”. Today was “How can I be more flexible?”
I have to be honest. Both cards stressed me out.
Doing the Easy Thing Could be the Right Thing
I am opposed to doing anything that feels icky or half-baked.
I started writing a blog post about a group experience and it just felt so meh. My assistant gave me some gentle feedback that confirmed that I needed to start over.
My Discipline is Near Rock Bottom, but as an Achiever, I Can’t Get Lower
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve given over a dozen StrengthsFinder deep dives. Each time I’ve sat down with someone, by the end of the session I’ve been rewarded by words of happiness, inspiration, and sometimes even relief!
Yes, you heard it right—on the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment, my talents of discipline and achiever come in at 32 and 34 respectively out of a field of 34.
How do I get anything done? Seriously.
Happy National Coming Out Day
The events of recent days and weeks have bombarded us—unprecedented tragedies of every kind--have stunned me and those closest to me into an uncomfortable acknowledgement of how temporary everything is. No matter how many times you hear it in meditation class, it all sounds abstract until its right on your door step.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me even peripherally that I'm a lesbian. I had a pretty torturous adolescence trying to make my attraction to other women fit into the constraints of life I was taught--especially the ones laid down by my Christian faith. I had some really twisted logic such as wondering to myself if my future husband (HA!) would be ok with women occasionally sleeping over for cuddling.
I was on a mission to fill whatever makeshift canvas I could find with ideas that wouldn’t stop coming. Then I took a college level painting class.