Do you ever wonder why things happen? Do you feel like you need to dig deep, figure 'it' all out, and explain why you feel the way you do? Are you sure of how you feel? Are you allowing yourself to feel your emotions, or are you so intent on finding the explanation or solution that the feelings are lost?
Perhaps it's time to just "G.O.I.", eh?
Obviously, I know it's not that simple, and would never intentionally minimize anyone's experience. However, I read a blog by Nathan Otto this morning that got my wheels turning. He suggested trying something radical: ignore yourself.
Many are so focused on transformation that it may not have registered that the transformation could already be complete.
Are you willing to G.O.I., forget yourself, and feel your way into the next stage of your life?
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller
Getting over it, forgetting the self...perhaps is not easy, but is more accurately described as an exercise in willingness.
I offer 3 simple steps to help you "ignore yourself", and you may find it curious that they all involve turning inward first. They are:
- Acknowledge yourself as transformed. NOW.
- Believe that you are valuable. NOW.
- Offer yourself compassion. NOW.