It is funny to go back thru my post drafts and try to recall what I was considering writing about at that time.
The title was the only part of this post that was a “draft.” It was originally put into drafts in November of 2013, so I suspect it had something to do with the synchronicity of everything falling into place for us to move to Phoenix.
Oddly, synchronicity hits spot on right now in my life.
When I went on a retreat in November, I asked a close circle of friends for some good books to read. Of course, being ensconced in the amazing beauty of Sedona combined with some deep trauma work as part of Seane Corn’s retreat, I barely made a dent in most of the intellectual books.
And, there was even synchronicity in getting me to Sedona for an amazing week by chance of mentioning one retreat to a friend, which led to discovering that Seane’s retreat would be at the very same place.
Short stories hit the spot more at that time, including Oprah’s What I Know For Sure
Now is a different story as I am ready to delve deeper into the work that I have been tiptoeing around for awhile now. G-d on numerous occasions has slapped me with the acute awareness that this work cannot wait any longer.
One of the books that has captivated my attention, At Left Brain Turn Right: An Uncommon Path to Shutting Up Your Inner Critic, Giving Fear the Finger & Having an Amazing Life!
I have merely scratched the surface of this book. And let’s be honest, I have not done it weekly.
This week in need of refocusing, I picked it back up again and the homework for this week hit the spot. Look at your life and identify things that are not serving you well. Try to go a week without doing them.
Examples included reading celebrity magazines (guilty, well in the online variety). I chose to add my regular Facebook account and Instagram too.
I am intrigued by how much more time I will find in my daily life as I suspect I was wasting away quite a lot of time on those things. Plus, these guilty pleasures were bringing up mixed emotions when it came to who I was following, etc.
Have you tried to go without guilty pleasures? What did you learn?