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I Am Only Responsible For Today

Updated: Oct 24, 2022


When I woke up this morning I started going through ALL the stuff I should be doing, could be doing, and must be doing if I'm a good fill-in-the-blank. Then something happened that changed my inner dialog. When everything was quiet in my house and the world was still asleep around me I got a little nudge and - I STOPPED MYSELF.

A hushed voice inside me said You Are Only Responsible For Today. And I tried to listen.


That was all I needed to create a little space inside myself space that helped me look at my day differently.

And ask...

What feels good?

How can you make things soft?

Not rushed

Or Frantic

How can you not make your work about your worth and your worth about your work?


I didn't get any answers but what I got was a template I could follow - do what feels good and you will figure out the rest as it comes.

And that's what I've done today (or tried to do)

follow - listen - stop - breathe - listen - follow -


Was there still work to be done? Yes. And I did it. But I tried not to create SHAME or GUILT work because I was busy listening to the inner critic's voice.

I did what I had to do and tried to leave the rest.


I'm not going to say that my day was flawless someone still broke the windshield wiper off my car (on the driver's side!) but I was quick to get back to a pocket of peace. My dog still went apeshit on our walk and I was able to calm myself and enjoy the walk regardless. Things have happened that I don't like or find painful and still, I'm following the template You Are Only Responsible For Today.


We can only take care of today and worrying about tomorrow or my "shoulds" won't change that.


What is your own inner voice/template telling you to do to take care of yourself? See if you can experiment with doing it. Remember it's an experiment so the process is where the nugget is.


Love,

Angie

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