"How might you break free of your own limits?"
Just over a year ago, I posed this question to blog readers, challenging them to stop stalling and get creative.
Everything I've written about creativity applies to life in general: Stop stalling and start living your heart’s true path.
No one holds us back the way we limit ourselves. In Creative Is a Verb, the book I referenced in last week's post (Explore: What Is my Role in Becoming Me?), Patti Digh asks readers to consider the stories we tell ourselves: "I'm too shy. " " I'm not talented (enough). " "I don't know how to ____ (perfectly). "
The truth is:
How do I really know
unless I try? Unless I practice?
When one of my kids gives me that type of not-enough story, I don't accept her story because I know she is capable of more than she realizes—that she is more talented, more creative, smarter, stronger, faster, funnier than she knows.
When we leave our nests, we insulate ourselves from that vulnerability so that we don't allow anyone to encourage us—we don't invite or welcome the messages that we are more capable, more talented, smarter, stronger, faster or funnier than we think we are. We fence ourselves in and tell ourselves that we will go this far and no further. We don't check in often—if at all—with our friends and family who know we can be better, who know we have the potential to be awesome.
That doesn't mean I'm not afraid. It doesn't mean I'm not in resistance. It just means I’m ready to become truly me and to claim my ME-ness.
I'm stepping nervously yet boldly into my new role as teacher. I am listening to my heart, and my heart is telling me that this is my path. This is the path that's leading me to become truly me.
Are you listening to your heart? What is your heart telling you? Are you ready to act on your heart's wisdom and claim your YOU-ness? Share your story—how your story is changing—in a comment here, at our community Facebook page or via twitter.
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Join an intimate group of heart's path explorers for the 3-week in-person Heart's Path Discovery Sessions that begin May 4 in the Fridley. Heart’s Path Discovery Sessions offer a set of guideposts for discovering and living your heart's true path, a strategy for finding what activities you love and then living with intention and with a greater sense of meaning.