Today is day 2 of the 7 Day Allowing Challenge. I honestly didn’t hold out much hope for day 1. It was Monday, which can sometimes be difficult. And at work, I was working on a project that I was extremely nervous about. It seemed very complicated, and I was afraid of going way overtime […]
Welcome to day 3 of the 7 Day Effortlessness Challenge! I hope it is going well for you so far. My own day 2 was pretty good. The easy task I mentioned on day 1 was still my task yesterday, and I finished it considerably before the deadline, without rushing or really trying all that […]
So imagine this scene:
You’re standing in front of the mirror. You take a look at your reflection, and you really don’t like the expression on your face.
So you stand there, waiting for the reflection to smile. You stand there for a minute, two minutes, five minutes… and that reflection just persistently holds on to that same expression. Though perhaps it’s looking more annoyed at this point…
Now you might think this is silly. You’ll say, “Of course I wouldn’t expect my reflection to change, unless I change myself. If I want it to smile, then I’d have to smile first.”
Yes, that’s indeed quite logical. But, you see, you’re quite likely not applying that same logic to everyday life.
I was asked yesterday what exactly “releasing” is. I’ve been discussing it more recently, but in case some have missed my blog posts where it is discussed, I thought I’d define it today. Releasing, in short, is the opposite of resisting. It is synonymous with letting go, allowing, accepting, or welcoming. Imagine you pick up […]
People often ask me how long each day they should be releasing. However, the question itself speaks to a basic misunderstanding of how all of this works. There is one vital thing you need to know about this whole process: if you aren’t releasing, you are suppressing. Imagine a river. You have two choices regarding […]