There are many parts to the idea of being true to yourself. One of them is about setting and keeping boundaries.
Some things capture your eye and become all that you can see for the moment. Some ideas capture your mind and become all that you can think for the moment.
Another is about doing your best to tell the truth, as you understand it. A third part is how you interpret what others tell you or what they do. It is this last part that I want to address today.
Today marks the first day of a major change for me at work. The head of our department has left the company and so, starting today, our group will take direction from a different person.
Grapes go through a gradual process called veraison whereby they transition from green to fully ripened fruit. This internal transformation can be seen in the external changes in color. Once the transition is completed, they are ready to realize their purpose, they are ready to be made into a fine wine.
This is the fourth such change in four years.
Do you know what makes change so hard? It’s not what you think it is. It’s not the change itself, because change happens in an instant. It’s not in your control.
You had a job, now you don’t. You were part of a couple, now you’re single. You were expecting a baby, now you aren’t. Continue reading
How do porcupines make love?
You know the punchline: Very carefully.
And yet, they obviously are committed to the task.
Do you suppress certain emotions and in so doing, fail to experience life fully? If so, you are not being true to yourself.
What about you? Is that how you live your life? Are you so careful in how you love and live so that you don’t experience emotional pain that you also don’t feel joy?
If that’s your solution, is it really keeping you from feeling pain, or is it keeping you mired in pain and unable to feel joy?
Are you ready to commit to a better relationship with yourself and with others? Are you ready to get your life on track? Continue reading