I’m on this kindness thing this week. I can’t get it out of my head. The more I think, write and talk about it, the more it blows my mind. We can make such a big impact on those we meet on a daily basis just by coming from a place of kindness and compassion.
There is an ongoing debate in your head. You may not even know it’s there, might not hear the fighting or changing of the guards if you aren’t used to identifying the voices. But you’ve got two drivers with hands on the steering wheel of the mind. One is supportive, encouraging and helpful. The other pushes, prods and makes you feel guilty. Which voice do you listen to on a regular basis?
Are you good and letting go? Do you know what it really means to let go of the outcome? Most people are great at setting goals, and creating intentions but then things, situations, people and life get in the way and they don’t understand why they didn’t get what they wanted. And let’s be honest, it can be frustrating. You want it, you’ve decided you’re going to achieve it and whammo, it doesn’t happen.
Is it that time in your house? Are you or one of your offsprings headed off the college for the first time or returning for another year? It is fun, stressful, exciting, scary time for most students and parents I know. For parents of first time college students there is the fear of letting them go for the first time and wondering how they will do without you.
Are you one of the millions of people that is a walking zombie, totally zoned out? It’s difficult to keep pushing where you aren’t even really there because you’re on overload. I was at a luncheon today and the speaker talked about the number companies that cut employees back in ’08 and asked their employees to do more with less, and how they now have gotten used to functioning that way and she doesn’t expect it to get better. Well that’s a fine how-do-you-do isn’t it?