repeat.

If I am recalling correctly, early on I began noticing familiar patterns of behavior that showed up over and over again in different settings. The same conversation, the same script, the same escape, the same blame, the same tone of voice, the same anger, the same excuse, the same meeting, the same conclusion, etc. The same. Stuck and spinning in a version of the same outcome.Β 
I noticed the patterns even as an active participant. As if I was watching it all play out like a hovering ghost.Β 

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winds.

Life is continuous evolution. We split our energy and create tension when we don’t disrupt limiting beliefs about change. Change is discomfort. Discomfort triggers stress response. When we aren’t β€˜in’ on how it all plays together, we can get stuck or spin in a life of pushing against what we don’t want, rather than being pulled toward new outcomes that match the desires of our heart.Β 

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illuminate.

When you know that there are things that happen to illuminate, just as there are those things that happen to darken, (just) knowing that can support your inner state. Just knowing that it exists: just like things happen and can create a dark shadow, so can things that illuminate and add perspective.

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tricky.

If you have been following my content shares on the Sally & Sifer Facebook page, you will know that I love to suggest Quiet Time. You’d think Quiet Time was paying me. It’s my own Quiet Time that salvages a sense of my own human decency and calibrates me to what is possible. Life makes sense in Quiet Time. My Quiet Time is like a childhood β€˜ghoul’. In my neighborhood growing up there was a lot of nighttime play. My backyard was in the middle of two houses and was often β€˜ghoul’ – the safe zone. When I get too far outside of my regulated state, I know that from 2-4:30am I have ghoul. I’ll return to the safe space. It exists no matter where I am. Quiet Time.

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value.

Self-Awareness. To be aware of your thinking, feeling, behavior. Executive Functions are these skillsets that we have inside of us that help us regulate our thinking, our feelings, and our behavior – our urges and impulses. Self-Awareness is another word for mindfulness or meditation. All it really is is taking time to clear your mind.

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march 2020

Today is the final day of the 8-week content share on Sally & Sifer FB page. The share was a fusion of checkIN: 8 steps to more creativity, possibility, and inspiration, and The Story I Tell: How to make the Age of Disruption work for you. You can access it beginning on a 1.24.22 post at Sally & Sifer FB page. You can also join the next 8-week share beginning 4.4.22.

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playlist.

To grasp the *πŸ’‘big idea* in this blog post, you as the reader may need to consider your own experience of playlists in your life.Depending on your age, it may be an easy observation as far as how much this concept of a playlist has changed. It may also bring you back to a range of feelings the playlist created.Β 

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