"Never ignore your dissatisfaction. It’s not always a sign of ‘ungratefulness.’ More often, it’s your Higher Self… your Divine Self nudging you to evolve and grow!
~ Marie Forleo
Taking Up Space
No Longer Living Small
I admire, and am astounded by, Abdoulaye’s vision and courage. He’s been in this country less than a year . . . working hard while adding English to the list of languages he already speaks,
Simultaneously, he had the bravery to envision himself entering Art Prize. The trust that he could find a premium location and the funds necessary to buy all the necessary supplies. The confidence to get on that lift, day after day, and create.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to put myself out there like that?! And when I examine why, it’s not very becoming. My penchant for perfectionism. My fear of “failure.” My propensity to diminish myself and live small. 😓
These are just a few of the things that swirl around when I look within.
I also wonder if I’ve had some limiting beliefs when it comes to gratitude.
Believe me, I’m a fan. In fact, I have both written about, and given speeches on, the topic of gratitude. I AM a believer in its power, and the science backs up these beliefs.
But, can’t I be grateful for the privilege and abundance I enjoy AND be honest about what is no longer working for me? Shouldn’t I be willing to examine the parts of my life (my routines, my habits, my work, my relationships, my lifestyle) that I have outgrown?
This seems like healthy internal investigation that will spur on growth.
When I saw this image in a newsletter from Marie Forleo, it definitely made me sit up and take notice. 👇🏽
So, as I delight in watching Abdoulaye’s daily reels documenting his progress, I’m also going to check in on my own internal progress. With soft eyes and an open heart.
Are there areas of your life where you desire change?
Where you want more?
Here’s to us all taking a small, courageous step (or a huge, giant leap) towards the life we truly desire.
With deep gratitude and growing internal awareness,