Well, we are beginning a new year and I have to say that 2010 was filled with a lot of ……… experiential learning, so while it was NOT a particularly easy year (some of it really sucked), it was tasted, lived and learned. I am thinking of calling 2010 my year of NO (…and, thus, KNOW) because of all the no’s I received and the no’s I ended up saying to myself! Each experience holds a silver lining, a life lesson, so I will say there were many in the last year.
And 2011? Well, it could be shaped into a productive, prosperous, happy, healthy and Loving year – or not. I choose door #1 – the not-so-easy door. Why? Because it means being a lot more vulnerable. Everybody starts off from a different point in life. Some of us were steeped in a healthy, Loving and supportive environment but, unfortunately, most of us were not. Part of the reason why we don’t live as fully as we could is the residue that remains, even after all those years. Holding back comes from fear(s) – and, often, clusters of them, uniquely tailored from our own experiences, disappointments, and pain. With that in mind, it is hard to be really vulnerable, but as the following excellent TED talk by Brene Brown explains, it is the key that opens the doors to a fuller life. Have a listen and give it some thought. Leave a comment if you like.
Thanks for stopping in!
Sprinkling some Love,
Nancy : )