With the season of Joy and Love often come strong feelings of obligation and guilt. Accepting invitations, buying gifts, drinking alcoholic beverages - all can be good, depending on set intentions and limits. I find the best way to prepare myself to say "Yes" to all the blessings of fall is by saying "No" to overindulging, overcommitting, overthinking. Because saying "No" to outer influences is often like saying "Yes" to my true self.
I intend to join the trees that effortlessly drop their leaves by releasing attitudes and self-believes that no longer serve me. I'll start with my intrinsic need to know what is next.
As a Type A, I like planning, evaluating, and re-evaluating. Doesn't everyone question regularly whether they are still headed in the right direction? I worry all the time whether I truly live to my fullest potential.
Yet, when I look back, all my jobs have eased into my life. Worrying wasn't necessary. In fact, it certainly didn't get anything done. This winter, the season of introspection, I say "Yes" to self-love, to nurturing myself, my family and friends, to believing that all is well. I stay open to what is next, and won't try to push the river. Thankfully I know, I am always guided, guarded, and protected.
How about you?