This past week I had to say goodbye to a fellow human. I didn’t know him that well, yet I always experienced him as a kindred spirit living his authentic journey. Usually, I’m pretty much at peace when people move on, and this time it was different. It was someone my age with a similar heart and non-conformist attitude towards life. I also saw how a large and diverse spiritual community was deeply touched by the unexpected turn in Life’s unfolding.
My sadness confronted me with the following:
To what extent am I still suppressing/postponing my voice and my heart while thinking I still have lots more time?
I invite you to join me to pay attention to all of your life with kindness and to sit with the questions I pose here.
May we all remember that our authentic selves can only be expressed IN THIS MOMENT of life playing out… and it can only flow through who we are and where we are at this very moment… through our unique strength and beauty, and so importantly, also through the imperfection and messiness we so desperately want to hide from the world…
Questions for your reflection:
While taking a few steps back from all the rules and judgments you tend to impose on yourself (e.g. I should/I shouldn’t/I should have/I shouldn’t have):
- What do you really want to say?
- What is truly living in your heart?
- What truly matters to you?
- What do you really really want?
- How much longer do you want to wallow in a context (marriage/relationship/friendship/work/ group) that is not serving your well-being? (if applicable)
Wishing you lots of aliveness and courage for your week!