It is amazing to me where gifts of wisdom show up in our life. It could be on the road, at the gym or even in the shower!
For the past 5 years or so, I choose a theme at the beginning of the year. This concept works best for me, better than resolutions-imagine that! I think of my theme as a touchstone for what I want to create this year. I love touchstones-I have quite a few of them. As an earth sign, they keep me focused and grounded.
This year my theme is Allowing. The essence of Allowing for me, is to keep my Joy Factor high, receiving what it is I desire in my life. In order to do this, I focus on loving myself and others unconditionally. I put my attention on the qualities that are present in the people I care about, not what is missing in them. It is a fun game that I get to play each and every day! Most days I do really well. Some days I have to roll the dice again. I am enjoying the journey, knowing that I am paving the way for more yummy things to show up each and every day.
When I go to spin class, I pay attention to my body in class. What reminds me to pay attention is watching other people. Today I was directly across from a woman that was clearly struggling through the session. I could feel her fighting her body to get it to do what she wanted it to do. I sent her some of my allowing energy. When I did that, it came right back to me. I felt my body release and get into the groove of the uphill journey. What was feeling hard, all of a sudden felt easier.
What is the point in working hard to get the results we want? Unless you really want to work hard, then go for it. Self-Care is about taking care of the self, for the sake of feeling good. Work easy, that is more in alignment with this component of The Joy Factor. When you can raise your Joy Factor, then you attract with ease-yummy!
How many times do we struggle along, because we forget to allow? Because we forget to give up resisting and just go with the flow. I take this reminder with me through today and days to come. One smooth pedal stroke at a time, will get us up the hill, so we can first enjoy the view and then cruise down for a bit.
Enjoy the ride of allowing my friends-I am off to the shower-what will show up there?