Posted on September 4, 2017

I am light and playful.

I can get very serious and over-analytical, especially about my work and my performance of same.

I choose today and this week to make it playful, knowing that there are no dire consequences, there is only possibility, opportunity and hope. Where there’s life there’s hope, and all that.

Aligned to this is the idea of uncertainty and the mystery. While I believe in deep study and understanding of what I do, why I do it, and how I do it – I choose also to make space for the unknown, for intuition and insight.

I pursue truth and beauty, not perfection

Here is where I can cause myself so much suffering – by believing I am not enough in all manner of areas.

Actually, when I think (lightly) of life, I know it is a journey and a process, and rather than some unattainable and imaginary ideal of perfection, what I want is to be as truly, authentically myself as I can.

That includes “mistakes”, “flaws”, wounds, my subconscious, the shadow parts of me… it is all grist for the mill and is ALL who I am.

I remember how truly powerful I am.

NOT power over, but power within. I am beneath no one, and no one is beneath me.

When I allow this idea in, then I can explore the innumerable ways in which I have power – over my routine, my time, how I spend (most of) my days; over my environment – I can choose what to keep and what to release, what I love and what I don’t (huge privilege!); over my thoughts and feelings, which create my reality much more than my actual circumstances.

So I can see them as clouds scudding across a blue sky, sometimes obscuring the sun and the sky, but always passing.

How I choose to make meaning of my life is up to me, and that, to me, might be the ultimate power.

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