We are doing the 30 day journaling + meditation invitation for the month of August. An explanation of this project is here. I'll be posting an update here every day (M-F) for the month of August and I'm also doing short videos on Instagram to share things I am learning along the way.
For this challenge, I designed mugs, notebooks, magnets and stickers with the "Slow the fuck down. BE as creative, powerful and magnetic as you ARE" on them - they are here.
Today I woke up super early, and did the meditation.
This time the “BE as creative, powerful, and magnetic as you ARE” came up as the thing to explore.
I filled my body with that energy and then fell back asleep. I woke up feeling amazing.
There is so much I want to share about the magic of slowing down but it’s the other part of this that I am really feeling today.
I am creative, powerful, and magnetic.
AND I can lose sight of that when I am caught up in my to-do lists.
I can start to feel like it’s the DOING that gets me to where I want to be.
Though I know it’s not 100% the BEING that gets me there either.
How do I want to balance the BEing with the DOing?
This is one of the big questions for me right now.
It’s ALWAYS been a part of my work - both my own personal process and what I support my clients and groups with.
Sometimes we talk about this as a spectrum between BEing and DOing.
But it’s more dimensional than that.
I mean - doing or not doing is not actually related to being or not being.
So, what I REALLY want to explore is:
HOW do I want to BE? Which aspects of myself do I want to live most in alignment with? What’s changing about how I want to be in my personal and professional lives?
HOW do I want to DO? What drives the doing? Which part of me is in charge of how the doing gets done? There is a LOT of auto-pilot stuff here - some helpful and some not. How do I shift through that? What are the overarching QUALITIES I want to bring to my approach to doing?
This starts to feel all vague and ethereal and like I am just going to come up with more questions than I could ever answer.
This is good!
This is a good way to explore. Questions are expansive. Most answers are not.
Try to stay open to ALL of the questions that come up for you.
And as more questions come up - sit with those questions too, and journal about that. Be with the feelings that come up. Follow the rabbit holes of new ideas that are sparked.
Don't rush to find the fastest answer, give yourself space to really be with the questions and all the things they bring up for you. That's what a reflective meditation and journaling practice is all about.