Back in the day……………it was all about hard work. “Put your nose to the grind stone.” “No pain no gain.” “The only way you can get a head in life is if you work harder.”
Do you think it’s possible that we have gotten into the habit of “working harder?” Or at least our brains think that working harder is supposed to be better. If you think that way then all you do is kick yourself when you don’t believe you are working ‘hard enough.’
And who says what ‘hard enough’ is anyway? How do YOU measure hard enough? Do you compare yourself to someone else? Maybe that’s a little restrictive.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be yourself and start from where YOU ARE right at this moment? How often do we allow ourselves the chance to do that? I mean………..when is the last time any of us gave ourselves a moment to just find out how it feels to just “BE where YOU ARE?” Because, truly, it is only from that place that you can start to grow and find more and easier and better ways of doing and being.
I was able to do that over the weekend. I went for a mountain bike ride with friends. There is a somewhat steep loose rocky climb that I have always remembered to be quite difficult to climb. For what ever reason I was always in the mind set, “just get to the top , just get to the top, go, go, go!” This past weekend I tried a question instead of a command to myself. “How can this be easier?” Funny enough, I found an amazing amount of ease in myself. It was still a climb, but, it felt smooth and flowing and much much lighter than ever before. Nice!! Give it a try. But, don’t forget , you should consider starting from where YOU ARE! Sometimes you have to let some things go in order to find that starting place. But, it feels great!