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Day 29 No Striving Challenge – 2nd Way to Connect with Your Soul

Riding on the coat tails of simplicity is SPACIOUSNESS & SERENITY.   We need to provide ourselves with the space and time to connect with our soul.   Spaciousness is about being okay with the pauses in life. We valiantly rush from one place to the next, work on one project and jump into the next, and fill our schedules with obligations and to-dos that it doesn’t leave much space or time for guidance.   But the natural flow of things includes pauses. In these pauses is when we find serenity. We need pauses between:   Minutes of the day – take breaks! Days of the week – stop trying to squeeze as much as you can into each day Months of the year – plan a “no plan” day at least once a month Projects Relationships …and the list goes on.   Spaciousness allows for the spontaneous to occur. Unexpected invites and opportunities arise that you can say yes to when you have allowed for spaciousness in your life.   Also find serenity in spending time with yourself. Being among people is great and fun, but we also...

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Day 1 No Striving Challenge – A Different Slant on GOALS

Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, striving has been at the core of your struggles, overwhelm and frustrations. It may not overtly appear that way, but striving has seeped into most aspects of our lives and has been affecting us at very deep levels.   We are either: Actively striving to change, fix or improve some aspect of our lives OR We feel GUILTY for NOT striving more to change, fix or improve some aspect of our lives   Either way, striving has got us on the hook.   Here’s the dictionary definition of striving – To make strenuous efforts toward any GOAL.   Today we are going to focus on the GOAL part of this definition.   Our current way of defining goals has been to place our desires and drives to achieve something outside of ourselves. This causes us to look and act externally to reach the achievement of that goal.   Because we are coming from an external viewpoint, we feel the weight of responsibility on us to achieve those goals by doing, taking action, and efforting. This continual mode of “doing” something...

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