Many of us are busy people AND we buy into the cult of busy-ness too. There is a cultural paradigm that pressures us to take our own personal value from what we do and what we accomplish. With this as a measuring stick of course we would continue to push ourselves into over-scheduled day-timers, back to back meetings and no time for joy or play. But we are innately worthy and it is time we choose to fill our plates with at least a piece of dessert!!
In this busy world we often speak of “clearing my plate” as in I have to get this all completed before I can relax on vacation. Sometimes we may say, “My plate is full” or ” I have too much on my plate” which means don’t even ask me to consider that as I am about to have a melt-down. We keep heaping on more and more and then we are annoyed that we are not living the life we want.
Yesterday at a team meeting my friend and wise colleague Helen said she is not only clearing her plate she is deciding what she puts on her plate in the first place. I just love this. It made me stop and consider what I feel I must do and what I actually can and want to do.
If I believe, as I do, that I create my life, then I can say no and I can say yes. I decide. I know this is all easy in theory but next time you are feeling overwhelmed, over- scheduled and over-done ask these questions:
- Is this really apart of the vision I have for my life? What do I want on my plate?
- Is it absolutely necessary that I do this? Can I ask someone to help me? Can I take something off my plate?
- Can I say no? Why do I feel that I can’t? Can I clear my plate?
You are the head chef in your life – cook up something delicious!!
Wishing you all joy, peace and prosperity!
Many blessings and namaste,
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A celebrated transformational leader and a leading pioneer in embodied spirituality and Yoga, Shasta has inspired hundreds of people through her breakthrough methods for awakening and empowering your inner voice and divine power. Director, founder and senior teacher with Balanced Life Yoga, she delivers public talks, seminars and trainings on evolution and empowerment. She draws on a wide variety of techniques including Yoga, Shamanism, meditation, energy healing, coaching and the Law of Attraction. She is especially appreciated for her passionate way of allowing individuals to make sense of their world and embodied, holistic means to become the change they wish to see.
As early as in her teenage years, Shasta embarked on her journey as a spiritual explorer which led her to India, where she studied yoga, meditation and energy healing. She has studied with many remarkable mentors and she has undergone thousands of hour’s intense practice of meditation and spiritual studies. Shasta has taken every opportunity to become adept in her field through her own practice as well as through extensive training in Yoga, group dynamics, meditation and spiritual counseling.