“We each possess an inner resource of wisdom, resilience and strength…a place of deep peace, ease and great joy and light. When we are connected with that place, there isn’t self-doubt. We know from our core who we are and what to do. Being kind to yourself helps you get there.” –Kate Holcombe
There seems to be a lot of doubt floating around my head lately. There are things I want to do, but feel too held back sometimes in order to make them happen. In fact, if I had to choose, I think doubt would be my biggest obstacle to overcome right now. I am seeking a way to teach and write full-time and do more creative work than my nine-to-fiver affords, but I can’t seem to find my footing. There are pieces that I feel have yet to fall in place and it’s all I can do to be patient with the process.
Having made many great things happen for myself over the years, I consider myself to be a major manifester. I have tons of ideas, lots of know-how and experience, but the recent doubt keeps getting in the way. It’s almost as if I’m TOO practical to make this risky dream a reality. However, I know that this is where my path will lead and I’ve been using the five following tips to stay the course.
1) Be kind to myself. There’s no use beating myself up because I’m “not there yet” especially since “there” is such a subjective concept anyway. As an over-achieving, perfectionist, do-gooder type it’s been hard to swallow that things haven’t happened exactly as I want them to, but giving myself a break and learning from the process helps me stay present and aware, ready to take on opportunities as they come my way.
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