I remember that song, “running just as fast as I can, holding onto one another’s hands, trying to get away into the night, I’m gonna put my arms around you and till we crumble to the ground and then” … not sure how that ends but that is how I remember it at the moment. I feel like I am always running and hanging on by a thread but not sure where I am headed, do you ever feel that way?
Do you feel like you are always surviving and hanging on tight so you don’t disappear? Do you feel like something is always blocking the road, something stuck in your path that will not move? Me too most days. Now that I have accepted that there is something in my way I am learning to just work around it, most times that big ass bull in the way is me, my self -doubt and fear blocking the way of my success.
Over the years I have found having mentors, role models and rituals helps me feel like I have some sense of direction and am not running blindly into the night.
I am grateful today for remembering those who inspire me. When you have no mentor growing up, a real live one you can touch every day, you learn who to listen t0, follow and watch on your own.
I have written about finding your own mentors when there isn’t a real live one in your life. For me, when I am on-line I am always looking something up or learning something. I am the type that reads to learn something, not to be swept away to a pretend world but more of how to live the one I am in today. Funny, because this is the one thing that I don’t do, live in today … that is another story.
On this day, like many others I am listening to an Ali Brown podcast with Samantha Brown, no relation. I have been following Ali since the early years of her e-zine and will always think of her as the e-zine queen. I felt so special being on the early list with her cat and her mom! Exciting days. I discovered Ali years ago and I still go out of my way to pull her up and play a show or read a post, but it is always worth it. Just her voice and energy inspires me. She loves to share how others have made their life more of their own and I am again inspired to work on my dreams.
Ali is like a shot of my favorite green juice, she gets the mind pumping and the juices flowing!
Recently I have been getting closer to making my daily rituals actual rituals if that makes sense. There is that lazy part of me that says, why bother, then the other part of me that says, you know when you do that ritual you feel more focused, inspired and productive. It depends on the day which opinion wins.
I would say that so far this year I am doing a better job of sticking to my rituals as I find that on the days that I don’t do the things that motivate me, the less fulfillment I will have that day. The days I listen to Ali or meditate or watch my favorite Joyce Meyers, the more prepared I am for my day.
What do you do as your daily rituals? How do you feel when you stick with a ritual and how do you feel when you don’t?
Love & Peace,