May you look honestly at yourself and the trajectory of your life.
May you love yourself totally, every day, in every way.
May your weekend be blessed with the arising of any self-inquiries that you need to reflect upon now.
May your reflections be true.
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Once I opened a tea bag and the quote on the little tag read, “Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.” (Yogi Bhajan) I’m not sure I totally agree with that advice. It seems like many people need to share both. Do you share both? If so, how do you find a balance with sharing your strengths and your weaknesses?
It does seem important to share some of our weaknesses, in the interests of authenticity and transparency, but I have noticed, like on Facebook, that people seem to only want and tolerate a tiny portion of the real grit, and the rest of the time they want positivity.
Recently I experienced that reaction myself. A friend had told me about this guy on YouTube who gives tarot card readings for the astrological signs. Being an Aquarius, I watched some of his videos for that sign. He was very funny and uplifting (although at times he was a bit too crude for my sensibilities), and he seemed very successful. I felt really inspired by him… Until, in one of the videos he shared the truth of his situation. He is 36 years old and is living in a room at his Dad’s house, and even though he has 32,000 subscribers on his channel, he had not given a tarot card reading (and thus had received zero income), for a few weeks.
Well, I certainly understood, as a boomeranger myself, and I left him an encouraging message in the comments section… But, even though I understood, I still found myself feeling disappointed. I realized that I had assumed that he was quite wealthy and successful since he had so many subscribers, and that gave me hope that someday, with a bigger following, maybe I would also be successful financially. (I am still holding out hope! I am not the kind of nun that takes a poverty vow… I am taking the prosperity vow!)
So, even though I think it is important for people to share honestly, in that situation I found myself only wanting to hear a success story! Can you relate to my reaction?
March is feeling like a mysterious month… like there are lots of moving pieces…
Ordinarily I am very organized and the fire of clarity comes to me naturally, but something feels different now. For example, I cannot seem to decide how often I will post blog articles this month. Somehow it feels like there is a mysterious quality about the energy of this March.
Until I sort this out, I will be blogging regularly, but I can’t say for sure what days. Honestly I feel a bit vulnerable sharing this, but I have got to be real with what is actually happening… In any case, it will be interesting to watch how this month unfolds.
Can you relate?
How is March feeling to you so far?
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