Do you use words like, “Absolutely!”, “Certainly!”, “No question!”
Or phrases like, “The reality is…”, or “The truth is….”
I use them too from time to time, but I’m trying not to.
Why? Because the older I get, the more I realize that life is essentially a mystery and I’m less inclined to want to box it up into anything firm or fixed. I’m more interested these days in letting it be the deliciously fluid thing that it is!
Don’t get me wrong, part of me would ‘absolutely’ love to nail ‘life’ down into some sort of certainty, but I can see that my wanting of that is more about my own need to create a sense of stability than anything else. (Eckhart Tolle says this is the small ego-based self trying to shore up its sense of importance). If I really acknowledged how uncertain it is and let my language reflect that, I might have to face some fear.
Lately, however, I’ve been experiencing the advantages of not knowing. First of all, it’s more fun ‘not to know’. Allowing myself ‘not to know’ lets me be a learner and once I do that, life becomes much more of an adventure. It also becomes more exciting and makes me feel more alive!
That’s one of the reasons I love September–it’s a time of expansion, a time to pick up some new skills or interests. That’s not only fun to do, but it’s good for the healthy functioning of the brain!
So how about taking that sculpture course you’ve seen advertised? Or what about learning Spanish? Or signing up for that screenplay weekend? Whatever it is, let yourself be a learner.
And if you want to learn how to do a website, here’s a course I can highly recommend. It’s Christina Hill’s Website Creation Workshop. You take it online and there’s videos and a live classroom each week where she reviews your student project. I learned so much in this course that I was able to revamp one website and do another from scratch. But the BEST part, was that the learning was easy and fun. There was no techie language or steep learning curve and I love that I can now manage my own site(s).
Anyway, if you’re interested, tomorrow, August 26th at 2 pm (EST), she hosting a free webinar called ‘Planning Your Website’. In the ‘class’, you’ll get to ‘meet’ Christina and learn about WordPress. To register for the course, click HERE!
Or, to check out the course on it’s own, go HERE!
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