What You’ll Find in the Opposite Direction

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Dig, dig, dig…

It often feels like all we’re doing is digging. Digging out of debt. Digging out of emails. Digging out of whatever mess we may be standing in.

If we’re not digging we’re catching up. Yep, always on a quest to catch up. Catching up with sleep. Catching up with laundry. Catching up with work.

And let’s not forget about “wanting”. When we’re not digging or catching up we’re on an endless marathon trying to grab everything we think we “need”. A new car, a new relationship, a new pair of jeans, a new house, a new friendship, a new career and a new thing to want.

Then we find ourselves having to dig out of all that new stuff we wanted so desperately. Too much of this, too much of that. We say…”Time to purge. Where did all this stuff come from? How did I get so much shit? I can’t believe I ever wanted this. What I really want is…” The cycle continues.

The cycle continues and we still aren’t happy. In fact, now we’re unhappy, maybe even depressed, and exhausted because we’re spending all our time digging out of something, trying to catch up and running a race to get that next thing we want. We say, “Ah, if there were only more hours in the day I could accomplish everything I want.”

Let’s not even go down the road of how much time we spend on our phones in-between digging, catching up and wanting. Where’s joy?

Pause.

What are we doing? No, really, think about it. What are we doing? What would happen if we all stopped digging, catching up or wanting what we didn’t have? What would happen if we chose to face the opposite direction–to see everything we already have, everything we already are, as desirable and enough?

In that moment we just might find more time, peace or even love.

Gina Soleil, is a speaker and acclaimed author of Fuel Your Business: How to energize people, ignite action and drive profit. She blogs and speaks about how to create a business where people are energized, feel good and are happy. Email Gina Soleil and follow her on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

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