It seems fitting, on a weekend where I’ll be stuffing my belly with yummy turkey goodness, to write a post about lightening up.
My life as an entrepreneur has felt heavy at times. And although the heaviness has evolved and morphed and changed – it still shows up. In the early days the heaviness was about survival – on all levels. Later it became about values, boundaries, rules of engagement. And lately, it’s been about vision, telling the truth, not to others so much, but, to myself. The truth about what I really want to do, who I really want to be, where I really want to go….heavy stuff eh?
I see it two fold – one part of me is tired, resisting, frustrated, sometimes even angry at having to think, feel, and the worst part – DECIDE – what answers to those questions will I create? Will I be true to myself and go for what I really want or play it safe, where it’s more comfortable, not as scary? The other part of me is wildly excited, knowing exactly where we are going, exactly what we are doing, exactly who we are being. (Funny how I see that part as a ‘we’ and not an ‘I’ – not too sure about that…telling).
So, I’m going to do what I do every time ‘heaviness’ comes up in my business and in my life. I’m going to let it all go. I’m going to just lighten up. I’m going to decide not to decide. I’m going to stop trying to force it. I’m going to stop obsessing. I’m going to breathe, I’m going to have fun and I’m going to lighten up! Lightening up, for me, looks like playing, no agenda, silliness, child-like curiosity and exploration. I don’t know what I’m going to do, don’t know who’s going to call or who I’m going to call. Don’t know what idea or inspiration I’m going to have, or not. Who cares?
Sometimes life gets heavy and feels hard. When you recognize that – do whatever works for you to ‘lighten up’!!
“Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.” – Dorothy Thompson