Isn’t it time to LIVE a better story? I recently wrote about Allowing for Loss – Finding Life and Love. It was a weighty but necessary topic. Can I be honest? I really wish there was another way to get to the other side. I mean does it really take losing to gain? I really searched and tried to find another way. There just isn’t. But after you get on the other side, there is a better story to live.
Why live and not tell a better story? Because life is about living and being. Ladies, we can sure do a lot. We plan well. We multi-task well. We get things done. The news flash for us is life is about living and being. In all our doing, we somehow forget to be. And being is really what we were created to do best – be open, be vulnerable, be loving, be lifegiving, be fun, be smart, be interesting, be playful. As women, the very thing that attracts people and opportunities to us is what we avoid most. Why? It’s not valued and people perceive these as weakness. But it takes two – strength and suppleness to be who you are to live a better story.
Living starts with being. Most of us want to tell a better story about our lives. Telling our story is an external experience. It’s also pretty safe. But to live a better story, you are invited to take the risk to be and show who you are. Being is an experience that is from the inside out. In the past 20 years alone, we’ve gotten access to do more. And we have. Maybe too much. It’s great. It’s exciting. And it’s costs us too.
Now we have more, done more and there are areas of our lives we want more, we don’t have more. Let’s change that. Over the next few weeks, there will be an invitation for you each week to be better so you can live a better story of your lives.
This will not be a “how to” get the love of your life, 9 steps to being the woman you want to be,etc. It will be, however, a process of exploring or even discovering what may be eluding your experience as woman:
*love both receiving & giving
*being honest with
*communicating who you are and being heard,
understood, and affirmed
*settling the matter that you are good enough – period.
*having a hope that doesn’t disappoint that you can and will experience healthy loving relationships.
Feeling a little excited or little hopeless about the whole thing? That’s ok. Remember this is an invitation. And like any invitation YOU get to choose to accept, decline even resist or ignore it. For these next weeks to really matter, you are invited to accept the invitation wholeheartedly. When resistance comes, tell it no. It’s important to decide you are going to be open to what’s coming or else you are just reading a good blog post. Not one that might help you live a better story for your life and love.
Are you ready? Let’s Go……