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This week

Being fully alive

 

Plus…

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 

 

and

The Wednesday Whisper

 

Taking risks

There is a great phrase about people ‘tiptoeing through life hoping to make it safely to death’.

Many of us do not even realise that is what we are doing. In this week’s blog I want to concentrate on what that means and how to become aware.

Tiptoeing through life is a way of avoiding risk and conflict. It takes a lot of effort to avoid risk and avoid conflict. The build up of fear, anxiety, powerlessness and grief may not obviously seem connected to avoidance but a deeper examination has taught me that our nature is to be open, transparent and free and when this is suppressed in us either by external forces, or by our own ego, it can lead to an internal pressure cooker. Left unattended the pressure cooker will blow open resulting in injury, loss or harm.

Risk taking is a skill that requires mindful understanding and internal examination of our choices.

 

Maria’s Mindfulness Moment

The biggest gift of all this work has been the ability to walk towards conflict with love and to choose the risks I am willing to take in a state of wonder.

 

The Wednesday Whisper

What risks would you like to take? What are you suppressing?

 

 

 

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