I turn 46 today. It feels like a beneficial time to reflect. I do that best in writing. I decided to do it here, after much deliberation, as I try and make JRWI
more about us and less about me.
My hope is you may find something in the reflection beneficial. My gratitude for indulging me.
JRWI began when I turned 40. That number didn’t spark it. A set of feelings did. The feels were fear and discontent.
The tools I was using to numb myself from the fear stopped working. By that I mean they stopped numbing me to the point I could ignore the fear and discontent.
That year started a slow roll onto the path. A bike accident at 41 kick-started the journey. Having our son at 42 renewed my sense of urgency to pursue the path.
Gratitude is the most prevalent feeling I acknowledge now. Fear’s still a daily companion. Anxiety is too. Overall though, I feel grateful for working with these and other challenging emotions in healthier and more beneficial ways.
Hope and happiness are appearing more often too. I feel healthier mentally, emotionally and physically than ever before in my life. This all feels pretty special.
This newsletter plays a major role in the path’s evolution. I feel very grateful for each of you.
Your feedback adds fuels to my internal fire 🔥 Please, keep it coming 🙏
Reflections like this lead me to believe JRWI works. The intention is that sharing my experiences helps you find your own JRWI path. Please let me know what else I can do along these lines.
A couple ideas I’m kicking around are -
- A more regular podcast
- Online community gatherings, where we would meet each other virtually, and I’d be glad to answer questions and/or facilitate conversations around topics of interest
Let me know by replying directly to this email…
Catch you next week, with my gratitude,