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Originally Published, Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 2019 - through email
Sometimes living with your heart wide open is bloody painful.
Sometimes, the reality of having my heart wide open feels like it is literally throbbing on an open white table, blood sputtering about, exposed and vulnerable, available for anyone to take a squeeze, or walk past by, or worse yet, stab through with a dull scalpel.
I've had an interesting few weeks, full of wisdom and connections.
I find myself seeing more of the world than ever before, and sometimes seeing more makes it harder.
I see the opportunities for connection, for deepening, for shared experience, for co-creation...and I also see closed doors, fear, rejections, and...
In the past, when I've been faced with this question, it used to send a punch of fear and a spike of pressure that made me want to run for the hills.
Without a clear answer to that question, it left me thinking:
I think the reference to “purpose” as being the one thing that we were put on this earth to do, is limiting, not all that helpful, and can harm our progress to living it. I want to offer a different perspective.
I believe that the experience of living with purpose is one that takes...
Today, we talk back to school parenting, during "these times".
For me, COVID 19 acted like a magnifying lens helping me to pay even closer attention to my kids’ experience.
As parents, we want to know that our kids will be alright, and with them facing a new school reality, I had some anxiousness.
After watching my girls leave yesterday morning, I’m pleased to say I was less anxious and most inspired.
In our house, the first day of school felt very much the same as others. COVID has not changed or ruined it. It is different, yes. And also, in that difference, there are opportunities.
Act I - losing ground
Imagine you are the ruler of a great nation, you are under attack, you stand to lose your land, your rulership, and everything you’ve built a lifetime creating.
You are hurried, you are under attack, and it's up to you to decide how to respond, your main line of defense is currently under siege, and losing ground quickly.
On the ground, your enemy seems to be swarming from EVERYWHERE. All angles are compromised, time is running out, soon there will be nothing left. There is too much to take in; you can’t possibly weigh all outcomes.
You feel ...
These 4 saboteurs account for 90% of the reason why we don’t do what’s best for us, the first two are external, the last two are internal, and they are all interrelated:
Saboteur #1. Information Overload & The Paradox Of Choice: we are living in an era of abundant information, ask Siri or Alexa, type in where you want to go or what you want to know, and pages of answers magically appear. Information comes from everywhere at an alarming rate.
For example, according to an article written in Forbes in 2018, “over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated.” It went on to say that “2.5 quintillion bytes of data” were being created each day.
We also enjoy the freedom of abundant choice. We, for the most part, are the designers of our life, from who we hang out with, what we eat, wear, live, and believe in. We have choices to make in every...