It's been a year since the Julia Cameron workshop I took that prompted my daily journaling to start again. And I've kept up with it, journaling EveryDay, with the exception of the occasional lapse here & there. But that little voice in my head is really on to me lately, and it's trying to throw me off course. I know because I'm on to it too.
I notice when I'm meeting the page with resistance. I hear the voice remark "Wow, she really is keeping up with this daily journaling,isn't she?" I notice how it squirms in its seat, knowing its just not the one in control anymore. I continue to meet resistance EveryDay in some way. But I know I have to keep up the fight.
The truth is that the voice that wants to tear you down never does give up. Ever. Even when a long time has passed, and even when time has proved otherwise. It's a reminder that no matter how strong, consistent, and deliberate we've gotten on our path, and no matter how sustained our effort has been, it can all be pulled apart if we stop paying attention.
Without attention or care, weeds will pop through our garden and threaten to take over. We always have to be there to maintain what we've built, what we're working on, what we've tended to already with great care. Like a little child, we can never quite leave it alone and trust it to its own devices.
Sit back and relax, little voice. I'll take it from here.
There are many treasures hidden inside each & every one of us. We're often so good at hiding them, no one ever gets to see them there. In fact, we may have forgotten what riches remain locked up inside ourselves.
Today & EveryDay: Remember that hidden treasures are waiting inside of you. Bring them out for all to see. Let your entire wonderful self shine through in all you do.
At any given moment, there are a ton of thoughts in our heads competing for our attention. Where are you most of the time in your mind? Are you always focusing on your complaints? On all that's lacking in your life? On everything that's wrong?
Today & EveryDay: Remember that thoughts have power. And what you focus on will shape your life. So get focused on where to focus your thoughts.
When we're devoting ourselves fully and passionately to something, we're putting in a lot of our time and effort toward that goal. We begin to live and breathe it, and we feel very connected to it. We want it to happen. We need it to happen.
But what if it doesn't? Will you allow yourself to be let down and unable to let it go?
Today & EveryDay: Remember to stay the course, but let go of the outcome. The remedy will always be to stay detached no matter which way things go.