Saturday, January 26, 2008

Stepping On The Brakes

I've recently experienced higher levels of stress in my life. Its so easy to get involved with something or volunteer to help somebody and soon enough a little turns into a lot. I can't say I'm at my limit right now but I can definitely see myself headed there which means its time to slow down. If we don't step on the proverbial brakes in our lives we can burn out fast and lose our passion for life. Life is not worth living if you're not living, and part of living is carving out time for yourself. Some ways I intend on changing my habits are to look for times in my day when I can get away from everything and everyone to enjoy peace and quiet and focus myself. Some Questions: Are you carving out time? How are you doing it?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Resistance & Control

I am still in the process of learning how to deal with people who resist change or need to have control. Have you ever had to deal with that? There are so many things I'd like to say but none of them would be helpful to me or anyone else. I guess I have a hard time understanding why some people have a hard time adjusting to change. If the change was bad it would be difficult, but difficulty brings growth (what's the worst that could happen?). When we try to control things I think it displays an insecurity within us (why do people hold on to things so tightly?). Maybe the best way of dealing with people who resist change or need control is simply to embrace them with love and respect, waiting for them instead of trying to change them. Maybe doing just that would help them embrace a little change, and loosen their grip.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Why Rush?

Do you ever find yourself rushing into something? I do. Rushing into things seems so tempting sometimes. It just seems right to you or to a few people you know at the time. I think its part of our culture these days, cell phones connect us to people immediately through text messaging and phone calls, and the internet gives us information as fast as we can type and read. Just these two things give us a sense that things are happening so fast all around us and we won't be apart of it unless we get our piece and get it fast. To deal with this I've resolved myself to being aware of my surroundings, getting good advice, and spending time truly thinking about all aspects of the things I want and want to get into. Even though I've begun practicing these things in my life I still deal with my desire to rush into things. Do you feel like you have to rush into things?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Do you ever feel stuck?

I can't tell you how many times I've felt stuck. Sometimes when I'm studying and I can't figure something out, or if I'm trying to find more money in my budget, sometimes I'll just feel like I'm stuck. I had the feeling...but something in me always leads me to seek answers. Sometimes the answers I'll come up with are more complex than the problems and yet I find myself enjoying the process. Maybe being stuck is more about discovering ourselves in the process and less about finding the answer. Sometimes I just want the solution...and sometimes I know there is more than the solution to be found. Sometimes I need to learn something about myself.