Yesterday on a walk with my friend and our kiddos, she saw someone she recognized on the street. â€śHow are you?â€ť my friend asked him. Â â€śIâ€™m joyous!â€ť replied the neighbor. Â And he seemed to truly mean it. Â What an answer!
Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling joyous too. Â This is a wonderful surprise, because a short time ago I felt little more than fear. So for this week’sÂ speed-blog, I thought Iâ€™d reflect on why.
- I am living according to the one set of personal standards I articulated in May, rather than constantly judging myself on an ever-moving set of criteria.
- I deepened my commitment to my mission and detached from the money angst that felt so present recently. Â I put my money where my heart is and new opportunities magically appeared.
- I am investing more time with the people who matter most to me. Â I took my son to his first Red Sox game. Â I’ve been marveling longer at my daughter’s monkey-bar tricks. Â I spent 2 luxurious hours on the phone with one friend. Â And last Thursday, at our schoolâ€™s annual barbecue, I delighted in feeling comfortable chatting with so many parents and observing my kids interact joyously with their many friends.
- In addition to feeling gratitude, I am allowing myself to feel desire too. Â I uncovered and released a nagging shadow belief that desire equals greed. Â Aha! â€“ I can be grateful for what I have, and want â€śmoreâ€ť, with no guilt or shame.
- I am trusting my creative process more. Â On Friday I intuitively coached a new client to articulate her mission that matters. Â She and I were both open to the flow, and by the end we experienced breakthrough on multiple levels.
- I am being more, doing less. Â (If this means I owe you an email, Iâ€™m sorry.)
- I have been running regularly. Â Last week: Â 3 miles, 3 times. Â My new 43-year record! Â It seems that as I run I release fear, doubt and uncertainty. Â In their place grows more connection to my voice, brilliance and power!
Where are you this month on your own Joyometer? Â Why?