As soon as I got back from dropping them off I wanted to plop my butt on the couch. However, I went out in the rain and got my 90 minute run done (as per my July goals). It was pouring raining. POURING.
|This picture doesn't do the rain justice.|
It took me a few days to process the experience and here are some of my personal observations:
We all get to a place where believing in ourselves is a stumbling block. We allow self doubt to cloud our minds and limit our dreams. In my experience, having the tenacity to "push" through these limiting thoughts is what turns faith into belief.
But HOW? How do you push through these limiting thoughts? Here is what I have found to be true for me:
- Find a place in your mind where you can "sit" in compassionate observation of your thoughts and feelings.
- Practice patience and love for yourself (and others).
- Respect your choices in this moment.
- Embrace your fears.
- Just be.
In time, belief will overtake the limiting thoughts and energy for your goals will flow freely.
I realize I use the word "push" which gives an aggressive tone. Conversely, I use the word "sit" which gives a more passive tone. I briefly thought about trying to find a word other than "push" but in the end it is the balance of aggressive pursuit and passive vigilance that somehow made this process work...for me.
With ever expanding gratitude for this journey,