by Wendy Strgar December 11, 2010
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” -Lily Tomlin
I know that I am headed in the right corporate direction when our sales manager leaves on Friday with a smile and urges me to “be more and do less.” What a nice idea. Learning to slow down, do one thing at a time, and listen to my body get quiet, these are the lessons that I want to master.
The pain in the neck that I have been nursing is a barometer for how I am living the big transitions at Good Clean Love. I have to keep remembering that the most critical parts of life are in the little things- the how things happen more than what happens. We make our future more from how we deal with current events than by all the stress we put out to mold the events to our desires.
If Love had a mother, she would be called Gratitude: the messenger that makes what we have more than enough. With a gentle hand, she pushes us to accept things as they are, seeing beyond our own denials, transforming chaos to order and confusion into clarity. Finding ourselves full of gratitude makes sense of the past, makes peace with the present and inspires a future to believe in.
These are still the lessons before me as year one of the positivity quest winds down to its final days. While I have proven to myself that you can change your own mind, I also realize that there isn’t anywhere I am getting to. There is just the journey and hopefully sleeping well in between the days of living fully awake, doing the best you can.
by Wendy Strgar October 25, 2018
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We believe we are making it better by shielding ourselves from our own pain. This is a fool’s errand, for the pain we refuse to feel and acknowledge doesn’t dissipate from our lacking attention, but rather collects in our heart center with a weightiness that we often cannot name or discern. So fearful are we, of the potential of a broken heart, that we inadvertently refuse to open our hearts at all.
by Wendy Strgar September 13, 2018