Personal development is a matter of constant effort. It is a learning process that requires constant work.
I fell in love with this process, but recently I had been neglecting it. Luckily the universe provides me with the lessons that I need to learn – over and over again.
I understood that these lessons are the process. There is no final solution. Or to put it differently: There is a constant solution.
These lessons are the solution. Or to use the words of Ram Dass and Timothy Leary “We don’t have a problem. We have a plan.”
Recently I’ve been a bit stuck. Trapped in my own perfectionism I was trying to force purpose. I was so busy ‘uncluttering stuff’ that I forgot to keep doing the work (which is part of the plan).
“Making an honest inventory.” “Writing my heart out.” – Helping me to grow. This is still the idea of growthbuddy.rocks. And on the way I’m trying to inspire a ‘growth-mindset’.
Right now I feel like I block my own progress with all the ‘intellectualizing’ and the pressure to finish hundreds of articles.
I’m working on articles about resilience and taking responsibility for oneself’s feelings while building up resistance against my own truth. What do I mean by that? My own truth is my direct connection, it is my ability to connect with the world from a natural point without trying to control.
I behaved like I arrived, like I mastered it, but in reality my confusion reached a new level.
I’m a kid playing with the universe, with the world, with other people, with my own potential – without understanding the rules.
Once in a while it is good to get an outlook to the mountain without peak, but now it’s time to do my homework again.
Back To Work
I noticed it when I tried to finish my article about ‘taking responsibility for one’s feelings’. I can’t feel feelings, probably because I am so distracted with organizing my life or something?!
My reality is that I can’t decide. I can’t choose. No, in reality my reality is that I already chose. I chose not to choose.
“Think of the hardest challenge that you can possibly take.”, Martin, a guy from ‘The Tent’ is twisting the knife the other day.
Everything screams grounding. I can’t accept that this is what I need. Why? Because I need trust. I need to relief myself from the burden of control.
Am I too lazy or too scared?
Travelling is like a metaphor for life. A metaphor remains a metaphor. It’s time for plane reality.
Encountering the unknown in all its colours. I know that I can’t go for ‘adventure’. I have a mission. And this mission is huge. Am I too lazy or too scared? In order to discharge the mission I have to work hard.
Everything screams grounding. Settle the fuck down. This is probably the hardest challenge I can ever take. But it is part of the plan.
I’m out of touch. Out of touch with reality. But mainly out of touch with my feelings. And this is why I can’t finish any article. I can only express my confusion.
“The Seven Minute Experiment”
My work for now is it to get back in touch with my feelings. It is funny, because I’m talking about love and heart a lot.
In the last few days during yoga and at the climbing gym I found out that I have absolutely no connection with my heart. Well, not absolutely, but definitely I’m not acting ‘from the heart’. The muscles around my ripcage are so tight, there is absolutely no room for me. No room to enter. And this is the source of all other pain that I’m experiencing in my life.
As some of you might know I like challenges. It is time for another Micro Habit Challenge. This time it is more a Macro One:
I don’t remember where I read or heard it, but apparently it takes 7 minutes to integrate a feeling or an emotion. Ha! And there we go. I was trying to define the difference between feelings and emotions. And I couldn’t. There are different definitions of it. As far as I understood an emotion is something caused by the external. Some event we react too. This emotion can also access our deep ro while feelings are something we have learnt. Feelings that we feel are conditioned. This is why some events trigger us.
Trust in the uncomfortable.
Trust that everything that doesn’t belong to you will leave you.
Trust that everything that belongs to you stays with you.