Living in a Week of Should {Finding Joy in the Journey}

“There are two paths in life: should and must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And every day, we get to choose.”

~Elle Luna

Monday AM as I drove to Rockford in the fog, I was stopped by a red stop light at Route 20 and Pecatonica Road. As I waited for the light to change from red to green, I watched a small field mouse dance across 4 lanes of highway unhurt. I was fascinated with how the mouse moved so I googled Mouse Spirit Animal and though…

WOW…I think I might need some mouse power this week!

I posted the Mouse Spirit Animal picture and link on Facebook and my dear friend Sue responded…

It’s all in your dance moves! I learned this back in the 70s watching Soul Train!

I laughed and responded…

Wonder when I will need to slip into dancing mode this week?

So here I am Friday morning, reflecting back on…

A Week Filled With Should!

A week filled with people telling me where I “should” be living, what I “should” be doing with my life, and why I “should” be doing it. In the past I would have gotten angry and defensive, but this time around I stopped and took in each “should” with curiosity. I leaned into each “should” and tested it out with body sensations and the shackles on/shackles off approach.

Should I be living in a different town? So I had coffee at the local coffee shop and checked it out. The coffee shop was filled with some interesting people and it’s walkable from potential houses that are for sale. I always wanted to be able to walk to a coffee shop vs. having to drive every where. My body felt relaxed and happy and it felt shackles off.

Should I buy a house in a different town? I scheduled a walk through of a house. By the end of the walk through, I felt like I had just walked in a complete circle as every room had 2 doors (plus there were 2 staircases). I left feeling dizzy and overwhelmed as thoughts of should vs must filled my head. I couldn’t even tell you if it felt shackles on or shackles off as my body was on sensory overload.

The “what I should be doing” and “why I should be doing it” conversations throughout the week gave me indigestion, heartburn, and a major headache. Every one of these conversations felt totally shackles on, or better yet, like a noose around my neck!

And the most fascinating observation about the Week of Filled with Should? Not once was I asked…

  • Does this make my heart happy?
  • How do I feel about this?
  • How would I like to proceed?

Instead the week was filled with one-sided conversations around other people’s expectations of how they want me to live my life. Isn’t that interesting? I didn’t realize it was my job to live my life based on others’ expectations.

Today as I typed this blog post, I reflected back on the mouse that danced across 4 lanes of highway on Monday and realized that I have also learned to dance in the world of “should”.

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With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
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