I recently had my apartment painted, which is basically like moving without actually moving. The main reason I did it was to force myself to go through all of my belongings and see what should stay and what should go, clean all the nooks and crannies that never get looked at and rearrange things in a better way. Well, it's working, but for various reasons has been happening s-l-o-w-l-y....and I just need to be okay with that.
In my post The Present of Presence, I mentioned that out of chaos comes clarity. And I'm always talking about process, how patience is a virtue and the consistent effort needed to make lasting change, One Step at a Time. I'm certainly getting some good practice right now!
It's been a great exercise to dismantle my external life since most days I live and work on the internal side of things. Just like with physical surgery, sometimes you gotta literally open up, get in there, dig around and rid yourself of and/or fix whatever is not working in order to begin healing and functioning more optimally. Like my client's ostrich with its head held high on her Vision Board, we have to deal with what is and take action, instead of keeping our heads buried in the sand expecting things to change.
With all the graduations, series, season and competition finales, and loss of some famous folks, it's a reminder to say goodbye to life as a student, to an era, to characters and storylines, and perhaps jobs, people, places and things, and especially old personas that we've outgrown. There are just times in our lives when we need to let it all go to make way for the new.
What needs to be opened up, dismantled, re-examined in your life? What is old and tattered and/or has served its purpose and should be released? What can be put back together in a new and improved way so that you can more easily integrate ALL parts of yourself and more effortlessly move forward in the most positive way on this journey called life?
Whatever area you feel stuck in, be sure to Ch-Check it Out - because only when we look at things from a different perspective can we make different decisions. Having a hard time letting go of anything that's not Hot Stuff? Give me a buzz and I'll help you face the music and get you Stayin' Alive in the best version of yourself now and beyond!
P.S. In case you haven't seen it yet, I was featured in the article What I Learned Working with a Career Coach now on Forbes.com! Please feel free to share /post /tweet to your peeps. :)