Increase or Authenticity?
Have you fallen into the trap of increase equals comfort?
For most of us in the “civilized” world, the predominant cultural message is “get more”, “make it bigger”, “be the best”. Because, of course, then we’ll be happy and have lots to be grateful for.
That’s cool if you’re looking at your harvest and wondering if it’s going to last till spring. (Southern Hemisphere folks, this is your cue to time travel: you know winter will be upon you before you know it.) But last time I checked, Kroger’s doesn’t close for the winter.
It can be tough to overturn biological imperatives. And that’s what our rational minds are for: to assess patterns and habits for up-to-date truth.
The bleed of that “increase”, “best”, “mega is better” mindset can lead us into Why Bother land.
I’ve gotten as good as I can at this, and it’s all downhill from here. Why Bother?
I’ll never be the best. Why Bother?
It’s all going to crap anyway. Why Bother?
Have you looked around you lately? The trees are going nuts with colour, right? They reach their peak of function, go to totally awesome for viewing and then, boom! One good wind and they’re all on the ground.
From blaze of colour and wonder to bare-naked all in a day.
Why bother? Because while it lasts, it’s glorious. To someone, somewhere, even if that someone is you.
So how about putting your spiritual imperative into your biology? Where is your passionate blaze? When are the optimum times to follow your passion?
And aren’t you – just sometimes, for flashes of awe at all your glory – really grateful you are you?
Life isn’t always easy and choices aren’t always crystal clear. We don’t always know what we’re capable of.
Clients have been coming to me since 1981 for inside information and side-by-side support on issues from career and finances through relationships and leisure time to health and home life. If it’s part of your life, it’s part of what we can optimize . . . together.
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Upcoming Events & On-Going Classes
SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 13th & 14th OCTOBER
10am to 7pm
Tarot with The Tarot Guild on Stub Toe Lane at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
SATURDAY, 27th OCTOBER
12noon to 4pm
Tarot on Wings at On the Wings of Dreams as part of Shepherdstown BooFest
4 to 6pm
Tarot with Meliana at The Witches Tea at the War Memorial Building. Contact the Shepherdstown Visitor’s Center for information: 304-876-2786
You can drop in at any of my yoga classes, other than Wednesday mornings (which requires a monthly sign-up). And, yes, I am available for private individual and group yoga sessions.
5-6pm Yoga at Paynes Chapel Ridgeway Community Hall, Ridgeway, WV 304.229.5220 for info
9:45-10:45am Yoga at Berkeley 2000 Sports Center Turning Pointe Dance Studio
6-7pm Yoga at Paynes Chapel Ridgeway Community Hall, Ridgeway, WV 304.229.5220 for info