Introspective Today

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I've been doing more reading and less talking the past few days. I've been reading current blogs and past blogs. I've searched for blogs of people who've been extraordinarily successful on their Spark journey, and then I've gone back to read their first month or two of blogs.

It's been very insightful.

It seems that all of us focus on the minutiae in the beginning. We agonize over every morsel we are eating, struggle with exercise, agonize over how to fit it all in to a busy lifestyle. It's hard. It's work. We aren't sure we want more work.

But then at SOME POINT the successful people make a break from the rest of us.

They stop struggling. They stop trying to enforce their will on the situation. They stop looking at each social event or office donut or busy day as a battle to the death between Good and Evil. As a battle they are doomed to lose.

They simply...let go and let God.

By that I mean they just seem to come to a state of acceptance...with who they are and what they have to do to be WHO they want to be. They quit struggling. They quit saying to themselves, "it's not fair that I can't eat everything I want." They stop trying to HAVE everything.

They just let go. They accept. They even embrace.

I heard money expert Jean Chatkzy talk about people who compulsively overspend until they are tens of thousands of dollars in debt. What she said was so profound I wrote it down. She said, "People overshop to fill the void between who they are and who they want to be."

People overeat to fill a void between who they are and who they want to be, too.

I am my own worst enemy. I am the one standing in the way between who I am now and who I want to be!

I'm tired of struggling. I'm tired of feeling resentful that the whole thing isn't fair. I'm tired of trying to have it all, my way. I'm ready to let go. I'm ready to move forward to the person I want to be.

Join me. Let's do this.
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    Thanks for your blog. Words of wisdom.
    3854 days ago
  • NANCY-
    In the beginning we do not know what we need for our journey, so we get detailed in our preparation.
    Then one day our journey begins.
    My new mantra is:
    Breathe in Life and Move Forward to Live On.

    Great blog.
    3854 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing this blog. It's great to be able to find strength and support from others' journeys!

    I love the picture you posted on the top of the blog -- it looks familiar, not that I've been there, but that it's a familiar building. Kuala Lumpur?

    ---LarSil emoticon

    I just checked out your SparkPage. Yup, I was right -- Kuala Lumpur! How neat that you got to travel there!
    3854 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/30/2010 8:47:17 PM
    Great blog. Great idea, to look at those really successful folk and see where they started. I'd never thought of that.
    Some of the stories on here really AMAZE me. It really keeps me inspired!
    3855 days ago
  • __KELLY__
    I'm right there with you. Accepting who I am and where I am helps me with fighting the need to struggle. Big fan of the Let Go and Let God phrase. Used it with my clients all the time. Another, Be Where Your Feet Are. I could list a million phrases, but I'll leave it a that. What a journey we are on and what a long way we have come!
    3855 days ago
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