I’m stepping away from my posting schedule, I know, however being this close to Christmas and the end of the year somehow makes me want to write a couple of more soul searching posts. So bear with me as I follow in J’s footsteps (from last year, and this year) :)
For a long time now I’ve been meaning to write a list of things I believe. Life somehow got in the way of my doing that.
Until now. I’ve set aside two hours last night for this.
And after much staring out the window, noticing how my cats have taken over my bed, thinking of a battle plan to re-conquer my territory, making myself a cup of tea, catching up on new blog posts with the help of Google Reader, leaving a few comments here and there, listening to the movie my mom was watching in the other room, re-arranging existing notes and adding new things to my inspiration board above my desk, and generally getting distracted by everything else that was around me… I’m pleased to publish the following list.
Ten things I believe:
- Putting myself first isn’t selfish, it’s necessary. (Need more time to believe this 100% but I’m glad to be closer to it than I was at the beginning of the year.)
- It’s okay to follow someone else’s lead from time to time.
- Everything that goes wrong can go right too.
- Outer order contributes to inner calm.
- Leap and the net will appear.
- Change is good, even when it’s the hardest thing you can possibly do.
- The only way out is through.
- Life is messy – however, we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we’re here.
- We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.
- Reality is unforgivingly complex.
After putting this list together I realized why writing it took me so long. Some of these are things I’ve heard from friends, read on blogs and in books.
It took me a while to get comfortable with posting them, as they’re not my own thoughts, but then I remembered: this is why we’re here, and how we can strive to make our lives better – by learning from others!
So, what has 2010 taught you? What do you believe?