We humans sometimes have this funny tendency to convince ourselves to do things because we feel we need to do them. Because we said so. Because it makes sense. Because we used to want to do them. There is an amazing liberation and space that opens up when we make a simple choice – to NOT do things that we don’t want to do and don’t feel good! Even if we wanted to do them at some point, that can change and it’s OK. The sooner we do it, the better for everyone involved. Either we change the way we feel about them or we just drop them. It’s that simple.
A couple of days ago I made such a decision. I’d been trying to adapt myself back into my previous life in Romania, and from time to time I’d get this strong feeling that I want to leave and move on to the next phase in my journey. Nevertheless, I started a registration process for an NGO and was planning on doing a bigger event here before going. Because it made sense. As things progressed, that feeling kept coming back until it finally became clear to me that the things I was thinking to do would take longer than I expected and that I should drop everything and go. I wrote the messages, did the calls to everyone involved and pulled the plug. It felt so liberating – I’ve had an amazing time ever since I made that decision to stop pressuring myself and honour my inner voice above all sense-making. Still love Romania (amazing people and look at those forests!!!). Still want to make an NGO. I just choose to follow my voice above all else in this specific moment.
So point taken – we have a choice. And we can choose to stop doing the things that we don’t want and don’t feel good. It’s really that simple.
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About Lessons in Paradise
I believe we already are in paradise, regardless of where we are and what’s going on in our lives. I believe life is a journey towards becoming aware of this and enjoying as much of it as we can in the limited amount of time we have here. The ‘Lessons in Paradise’ vlog is the space where I share my process of shedding patterns and beliefs that obstruct our view in order to replace them with presence, awe and wonder. It’s also my invitation to you – an invitation to connect and journey together by sharing what we are going through and helping each other see through to the greatest expression of ourselves.