Hello beautiful community!
I just returned home from a long road trip to Colorado and back…epic trip! So good to take time off and get the kind of perspective that only happens on a crazy-long cross-country drive.
And of course, while you’re in the midst of a 12 hour a day drive, you gotta listen to an audiobook, right?
Our book of choice? The Book of Joy featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. I took note when the Dalai Lama spoke about how back in the day, he used to get nervous before he would teach – and that he now understood that the anxiety came because at that time, he wasn’t thinking that we were all equals as human brothers and sisters, all one, all on the same level…that he was somehow more special…which caused him to get nervous, feel isolated, and feel separate and lonely.
This nugget of wisdom made me think that when we experience anxiety – especially around speaking up for our missions, we end up holding ourselves back from speaking our truth because we’re too fixated on trying to get our mission and message 100% perfect and spot on. And what’s happening here is that we’re focusing TOO much on our own SELVES, and we forget our sense of Oneness as a human family - no one being more or less special than the next.
While we’re in that space of fear, it’s the ego talking – and when it takes over it causes us to experience a sense of anxiety, isolation, and self-doubt. It’s this sense of separateness and specialness that keeps us doubting ourselves and has us feeling disconnected from our message, our mission and our communities.
The reality is, that for the creative entrepreneur, most often our message and our businesses are not linear. They’re not black and white, not fixed. They’re ever evolving, ever shifting, ever expanding, just like the Universe. This is something to EMBRACE. You don’t have to have your message and business all figured out right now to make a difference in the world. I don’t have it all figured out right now…I’m still honing in on my body of work, AND I trust that the message that I’m sharing currently is making a difference.
When we find ourselves falling into this space of fear and self-doubt – which will most certainly happen again, my suggestion is to always, always, ALWAYS, come back to your HIGHER mission, your big WHY…your passion and your TRUE purpose – to spread more LOVE into the world.
And to come back to the HEALING that your soul’s work in this iteration RIGHT NOW can provide others.
Because you’ve been given this calling for a reason, and the world needs you to SPEAK UP NOW for what you know to be true…
Always in service, and always with LOVE,