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Grounded AND Flying

August 14, 2019

 

I don't know about you, but navigating life can be baffling for me. 

  • Am I making the right choices? 

  • Why don't I already know that? 

  • Is my fear a "good" thing or a "bad" thing? 

Based on what I've learned so far, the answers to those three are:

  • Yes, because all choices lead us to the next thing.

  • "Why" is rarely a good intro to a question that has a satisfactory answer, not to mention, how could I possibly know everything?!?

  • In my experience, when fear expands my life, it's "good" and when it contracts my life, it's "bad".

OK, so I've got those down, but there are a million more questions that pop up in any given week. This week's MQ (Monday Quote) addressed my coming to terms with what my husband used to describe as the conundrum between, "being a leaf in the wind or putting down roots". 

"The perfect creative stance is

satisfaction where I am and eagerness for more."

- Abraham-Hicks

 

I love this advice because it helps me reach for the best of both worlds. I can be grounded in overall, general satisfaction while still soaring into the unknown with the excitement of eagerness inspiring me. 

 

This is another example of life offering up an "and" situation instead of being limited by an "or" offering. I know there are times when it makes sense to choose one thing or another, as in do I want to wear red, patent leather or leopard-print shoes? I can't wear both pairs at once, however I could pull off a shiny red belt and an animal print jacket! I love the fun of "and".

 

I admit that I have resisted the idea of roots because they felt so restrictive. Then, I realized that it was necessary to have a foundation from which to launch myself and my dreams. It also isn't practical to only let whimsy take me wherever it may without any anchor to help direct where I might want to go. In fact, a lot of my travels and explorations are available to me because of some constructs that I've put in place first. 

 

I used to think that I needed to be more "established" and less free-spirited. Actually, I didn't think that was a good idea, but I got the impression that most other people wanted me to be that way. I'm finally accepting that they can have their opinion, but it might not have anything at all to do with what works for me. I can create my life with a blend of a strong base and a carefree capriciousness -- and this is what I wish for you. 

 

Love and Sparkles, 

 

 

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

is a sassy mentor who provides people with life support. Using meditation and mindfulness, "I help people figure things out."

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