Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Joy of Surrender

surrender-latteThe Joy of Surrender….

  • The un-expectant snow and ice telling me to stay home and not drive;
  • The un-expectant cat showing up in my bed covered entirely in slime reminding me that I’m not the only one that has bad days as I spend 5 minutes every hour for 8 hours trying slowly to de-slime him (as that is all he can handle);
  • The un-expectant call from the car rental agency informing me that my rental will not be available for another 3 hours;
  • The un-expectant meeting delays allowing me to just breathe;

Historically I would push through these moments as if I was pushing a boulder up a mountain only to find myself frustrated, stressed out and exhausted. I would resist the signs all around me and continue to do my Dance of Resistance…my attempt to state to the universe “I’m in control”. In reality, no matter how much I resist and push forward, these moments remind me that I’m not in control. So this week instead of reacting and returning to my old stories that I need to push and fight to get ahead, I decided to stop pushing and to simply surrender and listen. Listen to what surrender is telling me “STILLNESS…Give yourself stillness”.

Thank you Surrender…I hear the message loud and clear…”Yes, I think I will have another latte please.”

Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer

 

Be The Hero

baggageBe the hero…with your baggage and old stories

Just this week I was in a meeting when a person made a comment “I don’t want to invite X because that person has baggage”.

I paused, smiled and then turned the statement around and stated “I have baggage. We all have baggage. And actually my baggage is PINK and COLORFUL!”

At that point everyone stopped and laughed and I had an “aha moment”.  Wouldn’t it be great if each of us could be our own hero where we identify and challenge our own stories, unblock our own limiting beliefs, and write new stories based on the superpowers that we gain?

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Robin Rosenstiel

Explorer of Uncharted Territory

Seeker of Truth

Bodacious Dragon Slayer