Ever feel like your mind just will not shut off?
Most of us are addicted to thinking. Our addiction tends to intensify when our mind perceives there is a problem to be solved. We want answers. We want resolution. We want to figure it out. Because we believe once we do, that everything will be better.
As much as I practice meditation and do many things to quiet my mind, there are times when my thoughts feel like the energizer bunny – they keep going and going and going.
Like last weekend….
I just returned from spending three days totally off the grid at a spiritual retreat in New Mexico and was looking forward to spending some quality not-doing time. But the morning I was leaving, just a few short hours before I turned my phone off, I got thrown a curveball that sent me reeling. I share about it in today’s vlog and also guide you through a peace of mind meditation.
Monday was the equinox and even if you did not know that, you probably felt it – I know I did! This particular equinox and new moon combo stirred a lot of us up. So for those of you who felt (or are feeling) triggered, going through a breakup or breakdown, or just feel off…you are right in the flow of the natural rhythms. I know it may not be exactly pleasant, but it’s a great time to leverage the cosmic energy.
What an equinox actually means is that the day and night are equal. It’s a time where we are learning about creating balance within ourselves.
So what does balance even mean and how do we find it? This is the question I explore in today’s vlog (and get a sneak peek at what I was up to creating this week).
Last week I had a whopper of an expectation hangover. After celebrating my birthday and feeling so excited about the year ahead, I found out that the printing of my book could be delayed by at least a week.
This would not be a big deal if I didn’t have an entire launch plan, book event tour and media appearances scheduled around the release date of October 7th. Changing it all would cost me thousands of dollars not to mention a ton of my valuable time and energy.
Has life thrown a curveball at you that totally took the wind out of your sails?
Yes? Well then you know how disorienting it can be!
This unexpected curveball is a bit ironic given the subject of my book is all about overcoming disappointment. I decided it was an opportunity to practice what I preach and take myself through the book’s treatment to get to the other side of my own expectation hangover. I share more about my own journey in today’s vlog.
Tuesday was my birthday and I almost forgot to celebrate because I’ve been so focused on bringing Expectation Hangover into the world. Fortunately my very wise girlfriends insisted I take a day off. Before shifting into celebration mode, I set aside some quiet time to reflect on my life. Since expectations have been top of mind lately, the thing that struck me the most is that my life looks NOTHING like I expected.
In fact if you had asked me ten years ago where I thought I’d be at this point in my life, I would have said something completely different. I share more about this in today’s vlog.