Wednesday 14 March 2012

What would you like to stop doing? - Burning Question

Here is a list of things that I would really like to - once and for all - STOP doing.

  • Not going pee during the day because I am too busy to take the time.
  • Making excuses for not going to that lunch time yoga class.
  • Saying ‘yes’ when I really want to say ‘no’.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Shutting up and smiling when I really want to speak out.
  • Getting less than adequate hours of sleep every night.
  • Constantly worrying that other people are mad at me.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Giving away my power and letting other people make me feel small.
  • Sharing too much of my heart with people who don’t really give a shit.
  • Being so hard on myself for mistakes of my past.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Putting off stopping in at my Grandma’s house for tea.
  • Devaluing the importance of picking up the phone to have a chat with an old friend.
  • Forgetting that there are limits to what I can control.
  • Feeling so self conscious all the time.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Selling myself short.
  • Letting the wrong people into my Soul House then politely watch as they start fuckin with my shit.
  • Worrying more about what others think than what I know to be true for me.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Letting things distract me from doing what really brings me peace.
  • Rushing around constantly trying to catch up to life and trying to keep up with all our commitments that I forget the importance of just stopping to be present in this moment.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself.
  • Lying in bed at night thinking of all the things I should have done, but just didn’t get to.
  • Shame…  Feeling it, inflicting it, witnessing it, being anywhere near it.
  • Putting on those damn terrorist glasses and seeing myself and the world through their tainted lenses.
  • Forgetting to be kind to myself… especially when I forget and then go and do something that I so publicly said I wanted to stop doing.
Today is Day one.  The day that I break away from all that is holding me back to grab onto all that will pull me forward. 

The day that I remember that I get to choose. 
I choose love.
I choose life. 
I choose joy.
I choose happiness.
I choose laughter. 
I choose kindness.
I choose forgiveness.
I choose bliss.

I choose peace.

The cage is open.

In response to: The Burning Question from Danielle LaPorte ...


patrice longmire said...

Sweet friend... So many on your list are going on mine today. Wish we could pull off the road and have tea together today. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Coreena I could have written over half of these. Thank you for your bravery to share yourself. I am working on my list now! Love you. Sheri

:Jayne said...

knocking around in my head again are you? My list is similar and add to it that I know what to do, just some days I don't do what I should. Hug yourself for me. You are loved, you are worthy, you are enough! <3 you!

sandi rusch said...

i could read you all day.