My mantra in recent years has been to “Listen to your gut and do the best you can. Keep moving”. Why? Because I feel good when I approach problems this way. On the other side of what one “should” do, or seems reasonable, or whatever it is that we think might please someone we hope to please, our deeper sense of what feels right and good exists, waiting for us to pay attention. I have to accept that I don’t have all of the information I may want or need at the precise time that it would be most convenient to have it. Instead, I bring what I do have to bear upon the best idea I can work out in the given moment. Perhaps more significantly, I’m exhilarated and motivated by the sensation of FORWARD MOMENTUM. It builds confidence, has a propellant energy, and gets me down the road in a mode that suits my need to GO SOMEWHERE.
“Spirituality doesn’t look like sitting down and meditating. Spirituality looks like folding the towels in a sweet way and talking kindly to the people in the family even though you’ve had a long day.
It’s enfolded into the act of parenting. You fold the towels in a sweet way. It doesn’t take extra time.”
~Sylvia Boorstein from What We Nurture
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