“ Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.”
– Caroline Myss
One of my good friends used to tell me something to the same effect – get out of your own way, Rose. She suggested I stop overthinking things and trust my instincts. I’m certain Caroline Myss from today’s featured TedTalk video, would agree.
Caroline is a Chicago-born author whose 40+ books on mental and spiritual healing encourage us to take stock in our decision-making process.
She warns we need to do a better job of understanding which choices really matter, and things like getting married or the job we choose aren’t really the big choices.
Real choices speak to our being open, having integrity and telling the truth. When we fail to do these things, we end up with regrets and feeling like we’ve wasted time.
It’s easy to see why this message resonates with WomanScape’s view of the world.
Caroline is a huge source of inspiration and she sees stories from the past as a way to connect us to the present and each other.
Caroline says that “without a sense of history, the present moment is nothing more than a floating mirage disconnected from its formative events.”
I don’t want my life to be a string of events. I want it to be a passion-filled pursuit of self-improvement and happiness.
After hearing what Caroline says about the importance of understanding self in the decision-making process, let’s head into the weekend armed with new insights. These impact the soul and well-being, allowing us to participate more fully in life so we don’t wake up one day and wonder how we arrived at the person we have become.
There’s a line in Caroline’s advice that I really took to heart. She said, “Liars don’t heal but instead pass on the suffering they experience.” Turning to wisdom in the face of suffering means seeing suffering as a source of growth, healing and ultimately happiness.
Enjoy Caroline’s talk and share the wisdom of what you’ve already learned in life with others. This knowledge comes with time and the mistakes and suffering you’ve experienced along the way may just help someone whose headed down the same road. While we must accept the suffering together with the happiness in life, it also helps us to know we are “in it together” in our shared experiences. Have a great weekend and see you Sunday for our regular newsletter updates.