Updated: Oct 4, 2022
What wants to be born of me? To be given the life-bearing breath to hold?
I am new but the cards always have a story to tell. "So then, who are you upon the page?" she asks.
We all have a great capacity of doing and being. It takes decision and commitment to give your subconscious mind it's reasons why it aligns with you and to keep reminding yourself of those reasons when obstacles fall upon your doorstep. It takes a strong mind and will to continue day by day through the next task and the next obstacle, not giving in to that evil little naysayer in the back of your mind that has recorded every failure and every harsh word or reaction. That little voice is important but he should not be given a seat at the round table he is only a consultant from the risk assessment department, not the VP. Giving this risk assessor a seat too high will inhibit that organic growth that life thrives by.
"Wisdom comes down to not showing God how things should be done." - Nicholàs Gomez Dàvila
Sometimes opportunities only last for a flash and require the quickest of decision-making. This is where intuition comes in. Knowing intuition is a great tool for these quick decisions and decision making in general. This strange and unquantifiable nervous system reaction is quite complex yet simple. It is the culmination of all of our thoughts and feelings on who we are, what we want, and what we think life should be like on all aspects. That being said, the more you question yourself on how you think and why, the clearer your intentions can be.
" To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom." - Socrates
Fear has the power to shut down whole assembly lines of production, but it comes down to this... Fear is only useful to progress if it eminently endangers life. Will you, or someone, or something else die from this action or decision? Then keep calm and carry on because any mistake or failings made is only an experiential lesson well learned.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is The Little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." Frank Herbert -Dune
When you question your internal risk assessment department with true logic you will generally find that you are fearing the doing of things for pure emotional impact alone.
Oh embarrassment, shame! Heaven forbid!
These are mostly reactions to things not turning out how we thought they would, should, or not saying the "right thing". Feeling ignorant of something we feel should have been known or the damage or destruction of some material object that someone placed emotional value on.
Don't hold on to those emotions, let them flow through you. Turn the observer's eye on them. Ask what you can learn from it or inquiry your emotional bond to it. Is it trying to prove or disprove something in your mind that is causing dissonance?
"Failure" is all about perspective and
reality is what we make of it.. so make it truth with a capital T.
(Collective Journaling via The Stoia 🙏)