This week, my intention was to be more mindful when attending online work meetings. As I did, I noticed something: I’ve constructed a Me Who Goes to Meetings.
I've learned essential lessons about rest and renewal over the last decade. For example, I (surprisingly) discovered that choosing to renew my energy is the most trustworthy bellwether of career satisfaction and success. Which surprised me. Pushing less hard has always seemed counterintuitive.
Wisdom crafters are seekers of a xphilosophic sunrise. They work hard, often in the shadows, to discover insights that change our view of things. Sometimes gently. Sometimes like a bolt of lighting.
In the midst of the pandemic, during a retreat, I take a breath. When I stop constantly swimming towards more, I discover enough.
I wanted to live a Year of Enough. Now, I live in a pandemic epicenter where there is no more. Ironic, don't you think? Inside all the uncertainty, I'm discovering the seeds of enough.
In the midst of the pandemic, many colleagues are working while their kids are schooling at home. A few have asked, via social media, for strategies. Having homeschooled for ten years, I have some! Here they are.
It has been three weeks since I posted. In part because some difficult work consumed my writing energy. But mostly, because I ran smack into something I didn't want to say out loud.
What I do is balanced and supported by all I don't do. I've never been great at balance. Or taking deep breaths. Seems I'm learning both now.
When I hoard todos and refuse to ask for help, I stifle the Enough Economy. A lesson I recently learned for the bazillionth time.
I don't enjoy competition yet can be quite competitive. What's that about? How is competition related to being enough?