These four words keep emerging in my daily pre-dawn journal entries -
They define a lot of what Just Rolling with It’s all about.
Before JRWI, their opposites defined my existence -
My default position is still to isolate myself, especially when I feel afraid or threatened. I learned this defense mechanism early and practiced it for 40 years.
It took a lot of work to make the shift. I feel grateful to experience the benefits when I’m able to do it.
It takes constant effort too. That’s why these words continue emerging in my journal. The entries remind me there’s another way to do things.
It’s the reminder that builds the awareness. The awareness opens space. The space allows me to respond in a conscious way.
My meditation practice helps expand that space further. The space feels uncomfortable most of the time. Meditation helps me stay in the space too. Otherwise, habitual reactions get triggered.
The habitual reactions might provide temporary relief. Otherwise, they simply keep me barreling down the same path, caught in the same cycle.
Consciously responding paves the way for different outcomes to emerge. It’s this process that allows me to shift from the first list to the second.
I feel grateful for this.
How about you? What words define your existence? Do they serve you in healthy ways? Would their opposites serve you in healthier ways?
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Catch you next week, with my gratitude,
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