As I said, I am continuing to focus on what I TRULY want to CREATE in my life rather than what I want to push away or resist.
I have fun continuing to question my wise inner guide what I TRULY want and have been focusing on creating more JOY this last fortnight.
I was reminded of this 'creating what I want', rather than focusing on 'what I don't want' recently. I remembered that if you want to instruct young kids, especially in potentially dangerous situations, it is best to focus on what you want them to do rather than what you don't want them to do. Direct, short and clear instructions work best. Instructions like 'come here' rather than 'don't run away'!
I leant that the same applies when teaching English language students. Instructions like 'pens down', 'look here' rather than 'sorry, would you please stop talking, it is time to finish up, etc. Too many words and way too confusing! And not creating what we want to best help the students learn. Thanks to this wise advice I had the opportunity to 'save someone's life' this week. A woman was crossing the road just in front of me. She was not looking where she was going and was about to step in the path of an oncoming car! One loud, clear STOP bought her safely to a halt.
So, I have been taking this CREATING JOY approach to life. I have been checking in with my wise self or internal guide often to ask what simple or outrageous things I can do to create more JOY - both for myself and others. So those questions again and again!
1. What do I TRULY want to create? Peace, simplicity, freedom, love and JOY (my top pick this fortnight)
2. What simple or outrageous thing can I do today (or in this or any moment) to create JOY?
It has been a fun practice. Some simple and outrageous things I have been having fun doing, especially now on my 'at home holiday' include........
Not ever day is a good day
Not all you love will (or can) love you back
Not everyone will tell you the truth
Be honest anyway
Not all deals are fair
Play fair anyway
Wishing you all much happiness and joy. Have fun creating what you truly desire
With love, appreciation and very best well wishes to us all
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