Do you get an adequate number of breaks during the year? Everyone needs time off to rest, rejuvenate, play, explore, and, if it doesn’t scare you, infuse your life with more space.
I’m taking a break from blogging during the month of July. I’ll also have time off from work for part of the month. Aside from lots of rest, my main aspiration during this period is to learn to flow or, at least, get a start on it.
All my life, I’ve been on the go rather than in the flow. I’ve pushed with my head instead of leading with my heart, listening to my intuition, or following the essence of my being. Although I’ve gradually been making changes over the last few years, there are many times when I still push instead of following my flow.
Can we always be in our flow? I don’t know. You could call this an experiment in flow. Hopefully, I’ll know more at the end of the month. I don’t necessarily expect this to be easy for me because it’s my usual tendency to push, but I’m willing to begin. How about you?
This doesn’t mean I’ll do nothing, although I might! Essentially, I’ll follow my inner promptings instead of my “shoulds”. I won’t be on a full digital sabbatical as I’ll be working online part of the time, and participating in some e-courses like the Zen Habits Sea Change program. And, I’ll take a day or two to wind down from social media and respond to your comments.
Personal Slogans or Reminders
The month will still be flavored by my personal aspirations which I’ve captured in the form of slogans or reminders:
- Inner strength, resilience, and resolve.
- Cutting the belief in self.
- Acting from joy, enthusiasm, or curiosity instead of obligation.
- I have all that I need contained within my spiritual practice.
- Quiet receptivity.
- Let go of the struggle.
- Mindfulness of the body.
- Senses wide open.
Some of these are huge, like cutting the belief in self. I don’t expect to accomplish that in one month, but it’s good to have a reminder to keep the aspiration and action alive in my life.
Need a Dose of Inspiration?
While I’m away in July, if you are new here or an oldie in need of dose of inspiration, please visit my Start Here page where you will find a full list of the best articles on Always Well Within.
I’ll be back in August with the next article in my series on Cultivating Genuine Compassion on the first Sunday of the month.
I’ll miss you, and wish you the very best for July.
Are you in your flow? Do you ever use personal slogans to point your toward positive change and transformation? I would love to hear your thoughts.
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