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Letting go, with love

I spent some time this evening letting go of old beliefs about what is (or more accurately, what isn't)  possible in my life.  I wrote as many of these beliefs as I could think of on a piece of paper and then burned the paper. I didn't have any matches, so I used the stove to light it on fire and then hastily made my way outside (I don't recommend this part of the process) where I watched it burn into ashes. It was surprisingly satisfying. Afterwards, I drew an affirmation card and got one of my favorites, from Catherine...

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The Joy of Saying No

A few months ago, I was invited to be a featured book reviewer for a professional journal.   I agreed, though I wasn't sure I wanted to. Partly I said yes because it seemed like an opportunity-- someone was asking me to write. Also, my default response is yes. I'm not technically allergic to saying no, but I have what might be termed an adverse reaction. I received the book in late spring, with a lovely little post-it note attached that said, "Please email review by Aug. 1." Perfect, I thought. I have the whole summer to write this review....

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On Providence

The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one, that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or can dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. -Goethe...

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