Tuesday, November 23, 2010

getting my house in order.

warning: I'm about to get airy-fairy on your ass, so if you aren't into that stuff, look away...

Change is in the air.  I feel it all around me.  Great things are on the cusp of breaking through.  I have no idea what they are.  I want to be ready, have an open heart to receive them.  For these great things to flow, I believe in my heart I need to get my house in order.

I'm not talking about decluttering my garage (though come to think of it, that could use some work too).  I'm talking about my body, mind and soul.  The stress my family is under right now is incredible.  Each of us deals with managing stress in a different way.  I have begun to realize that I cannot control how other people manage their stress.  All I can do is work on making sure I am strong - mentally and physically,  and do my best to be kind.

"The Four Agreements" is a book I have owned for a long time.  I have read it twice.  I'm reading it again now.  It speaks a truth that cuts to the quick of any problem.  It reminded me that I am interpreting things only from one perspective - my own. And while I strive to be impeccable with my word, that is not true for everyone, and I cannot take that personally, even when the words sting.  I cannot make assumptions regarding why someone is doing something.  All I can do is my best.  On terrific days, my best is incredible.  On low days, my best is not so hot.  On any day, I am enough.  I am enough.   

Universe, I have no idea what you have in store for me.  I trust you know where to find me when you think I'm ready.


  1. Caroline4:02 p.m.

    Love the cover of this book, it seems like pure wisdom, crystalised. If you can put this into practice, you will find clarity and comfort. Interestingly, if you do that, the likelihood that those around you will come closer to it too is increased. It's a win-win, without anyone having to lose. Yay!

  2. Anonymous4:29 p.m.

    Interesting. Someone once recommended this book to me as a "survival guide" for children of alcoholics. I never picked it up but maybe I should. It sounds like it has plenty of wisdom for all!

  3. @ Caroline, this book really is pure truth.

    @ SMS - I've never heard of it described as that. I think it's more a survival guide for the human race.

  4. Love this book. It was recommended by another friend a few years ago and I picked it up. I think it is still on my bookcase somewhere... maybe time to read it again!
    I also love the book about Love from the same author. Great truths that we forget all to often in our relationships.