What does it mean to stand in your heart and be truthful to yourself? What does it mean when we feel a yearning in our inner being that does not seem to go away no matter what we try and do to make changes in ourselves?
As I watch and listen to the people I work and interact with, I am seeing a word used so very often without it really having the meaning it should have. When we use words on such a regular basis does it give us the feeling of what they mean or do they just become so the norm that we do not even feel what it means when we are saying them or using them in a sentence?
I have spent lots of hours trying to work with my clients and students about mind chatter. This is probably the most sabotaging work we can do against ourselves. Another way of saying mind chatter is self-destruction. Because of how we hear ourselves talk, we also feel others are saying those same kinds of words. It is really eye-opening as I am listening to a conversation and when hearing each person talk about the conversation they are talking as if two different conversations were going on at the same time.
Until I learned that the only thing getting in the way of my true understanding, and the ease of this walk, was me… my life was really hard to live with. No pun intended. I felt the heavy, heavy burden of carrying the weight of my job, my family and the relationship between my husband and I. Then, I really got a grasp on what my feelings were doing to how I was experiencing my life. Continue reading