How’s it going? Are you taking the time and making the investment of the change you wish to see in the world starting with medicine inside?
This commitment to self is a major part of the ‘work’ that is going within. I’ve been on this inner journey since I was a teenager, my mama sent me off to college with Jon Kabat Zinn’s book Wherever You Go There You Are and though I thought it was a ridiculous title with some impossible teachings, part of it resonated with me enough to continue on the path. It would be almost two decades of consuming and seeking before I would finally get that practice is the most integral part of the journey. I understood intellectually what all these teachers and sages talked and wrote about, but I hadn’t quite embodied it until it became part of my everyday life.
That’s the ticket. Knowing this stuff works, reading the research, studying the science, understanding that the more you practice the more neuropathways are formed to make the practice your reality, etc, but actually living and embodying the medicine inside is where you can experience the true magic of life. I believe if I can get to a point where life is still magical and miraculous despite what happens to, through and around, anyone can. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
The second thing has to do with one’s threshold or limit of goodness. We all get to a point where it seems it is good enough and anything more is decadent or greedy. I’m here to tell you this: the better it gets, the better it gets. It’s the momentum of your life that dictates how good it can get depending on your limit. We’re always taught that eventually the other shoe will drop, but really we get what we expect and if we expect the other shoe to drop, it eventually will. That’s why this practice and commitment thing is so important.
If we stop accepting and expecting goodness, it becomes a limiting belief. Once that limiting belief is laid down, it becomes our reality. The medicine inside allows us to break past the limiting beliefs that no longer serve us and creates new roads to a belief system that does.
If you look at the children of the world or if you have your own and think “I want the very best for them, for them to be happy and live in joy. I wish for them to meet their dreams and go beyond them” or simply “I wish for them to live in a peaceful, fun, playful, just, fair and equal world where everyone gets to feel good”, that’s what the universe wants for you too.
The real question is, do you believe you deserve that?
And my answer is always a big fat emphatic F YES!!!