Thursday, December 17, 2009

One thing you should definitely do today...

Check out this post by Jen Lemen. I wish this meant that she is coming back to the world of blogging on a regular basis, but unfortunately that's not the feeling I get. But anyway, check it out. Read it. Ponder it.

After reading her post and spending way too much time drooling over the photo she included with it, I pulled out my handy-dandy journal and spewed out a partial list of the "shoulds" and "should nots" that I have been living under the authority of lately, and it is rather disgustingly and depressingly lengthy. It was horrifying and disheartening and wearisome to see it all on paper, but also energizing and liberating and exciting to think of all kinds of ways to evict those gremlins with their sensible and sedating voices of reason and righteousness and earnestness and legalism that have taken up residence in my heart and soul!!! After all, I have been set free from so much of what burdens and weighs me down, so why do I so often look for new ways to live under yet another yoke of slavery?

You should definitely read that post by Jen.
You should definitely make up your own list and figure out ways to burn or otherwise destroy it.
And you should definitely NOT listen to me when I tell you what you should do.

3 comments:

ragamuffin diva said...

It's great to know Jen is blogging. I've missed her in the blogsphere.

Lori said...

Hey, I have way too many shoulds more than you I bet. LOL. Blessings

Lisa said...

I've read and re-read your post ~ as well as Jen's. I am resisting this concept, telling myself there are things that "need" to be done and that it's only the "shoulds" that will force me to do them!

Just this past week I've noticed how I am 'shoulding' myself into an austere life of denying myself pleasure. My inner (critical) parent is in full swing :-0

It is my intention to let go of the 'shoulds' and embrace a full, pleasurable, magical life of possibilities. When the 'shoulds' come up, I will call them out, examine them, reframe them ~ and then choose intentionally whether or not to take action based on their message.

Here's to a healthy, conscious, blessed 2010 steeped in love and gratitude!