After having lunch with one of my mentors I had this ah ha kind of moment that I want to share. I was walking back to the metro when I noticed how open I felt and there was this monumental sensation of choice. And the words that kept coming up for me were I don’t have to.
As you likely know, I pay attention to my words. I’m mindful if what I’m saying is kind, honest, and helpful not only to others but also to myself. And I had not noticed myself using phrases like I have to get this done, I have to make more money, I have to produce more content, I have to put myself out there more, I have to, I have to, I have to. But … the moment I said to myself I don’t have to it was like a dam broke open. Suddenly there was this realization that I not only didn’t have to be more than I was but also that I didn’t have to do more than I already do.
Because this was so powerful for me I wanted to share it with you. The practice is saying “I don’t have to be/do_________” and filling in the blank.
Would love to know if this sparks anything for anyone.