It has been such a different lifestyle not working. For me it has been great to slow my processes down and take time for the journey my head insists on taking. When I was working my brain seemed to “quick fire”, always making me fast on my feet and accomplishing lots of things but not really allowing that deep brewing that can shift one’s thinking.
After the store closed and I had some time to catch up on sleep. It seemed that I was in for a time of engaging with friends who needed me. As always it was also a time for me to learn some universal lessons of my own. I believe that as one engages with a pure intent to be sincere and “there”for friends in need, we receive an opportunity to grow. I have trained myself to listen carefully ( in a large part thanks to all of my friends from the store) for lessons that I need. Wow have they been coming in my direction…
Like learning to say “no” which I am good at, it feels very powerful for me. It gives me a sense of authenticity. When I say no, I mean it and therefore when I say yes I mean that also. This is not a new lesson for me, in fact I think I did write about this before. It comes up still which probably means I need to pay attention. I have a friend who’s yes and no I do not trust. She does things often that she does not want to do and shares that with me. I find it hard to have a meaningful friendship under those circumstances. On the other hand I have a dear friend that took on this lesson with me and we love the feeling of pure clarity, although she says I waffle sometimes. Waffling for me is just working out the logistics and I am sticking to it….
Thanks for asking about what I have been doing. This is a taste. In this moment I am in the “zen zone” as one of my friends and I are fond of saying. I am learning to do things and have relationships in life without expectation. I am also learning that this is very tough work. I believe it has something to do with getting it all clear about yourself and therefore being truly available as best you can at this moment in time. Expecting nothing in return, incredibly, has brought me great joy.