What if you just decided…?

I recently posted a version of the following on Facebook:

What if you decided to drop your stories?

What if you decided that everything happening in your life was happening for your highest good?

What if you decided to no longer label anything as good or bad or right or wrong and decided that things simply were?

What if you decided to allow your emotions and circumstances to flow over you, around you, and through you; instead of desperately clinging to them in an attempt to control and manipulate the outcome?

What if you decided right now that you are enough and while you might desire personal growth and expansion, there’s not one single thing wrong with you that needs fixing?

What if you decided to play and to enjoy life as it unfolds for you?

What if you decided to embrace uncertainty, knowing that from this place, all things are possible?

What would happen then?

 

I invite you to not only read, but actually answer the questions.

I did.

Allow me to share:

What if you decided to drop your stories?

What trips me up the most is the story in my head about how I expect things to be, what I “should be doing”, and what things “mean”.  If I decided that I would drop the stories, I would no longer hold onto things as “wrong” or “bad” and I would be more equipped to move through life’s circumstances with greater ease and joy.  I believe things would get solved more quickly and move through faster because I wouldn’t be clinging to them in my attempt to categorize or create meaning.

 

What if you decided that everything happening in your life was happening for your highest good?

This one is big for me.  HUGE.  I’d relax more.  I’d lean into life.  I’d spend more time present.  I’d trust more.  I wouldn’t freak out or lose my sh*t when things didn’t go my way.  I’d be more flexible.  I’d actually seek out what’s good.  I wouldn’t fight against “what is” believing it to be wrong.  I’d know that no matter what was unfolding, it was all perfect for me — happening FOR me and not TO me.  Albert Einstein is quoted saying, “The most important question you can ever ask is if the world is a friendly place.”

 

 

What if you decided to no longer label anything as good or bad or right or wrong and decided that things simply were?

I’d be happier.  I’d be more curious.  I’d be less angry in my judgments.  I’d experience less disappointment.  I’d ask more questions.  I’d listen to more answers.  I’d attempt to understand instead of operating from my own assumptions.  I’d be more open to possibilities.  I’d learn more about other beliefs and cultures and I’d have the opportunity to have my own beliefs stretched.  I’d experience more expansion and deepen my growth.  I’d have more compassion for my sisters and brothers on this planet.  I’d love more and I’d love harder.

 

 

What if you decided to allow your emotions and circumstances to flow over you, around you, and through you; instead of desperately clinging onto them in an attempt to control or manipulate the outcome?

I’d experience less physical pain.  I’d be more relaxed and less tense since I would no longer feel the need to hold so tightly.  I’d be more present to my feelings, but I’d let them go.  I’d be more at peace and experience less anger and resentment.  I’d be lighter — physically and energetically — because I wouldn’t be carrying around so much baggage.   I’d have less stress lines and wrinkles, my jaw would be more relaxed, and the tension in my shoulders would dissipate.   I’d be more open, knowing that there was no longer a need to protect myself energetically.

 

 

What if you decided right now that you are enough and while you might desire personal growth and expansion, there’s not one single thing wrong with you that needs fixing?

I’d stop trying so hard to be better, to do things right, and to be perfect.  I’d speak boldly and courageously and I’d share my truth with confidence.  I would know that your “like” is not necessary to validate my existence or affirm my message.  I’d show up authentically and expose my soul to you.  I’d love myself exactly as I am right now.  I’d look in the mirror and celebrate my powerful body instead of picking apart every tiny “flaw”.  I’d eat and move and drink like I love myself instead of coming from a place of hate.  I’d be more supportive, encouraging, and nourishing.  My personal development choices would come from my desire to be of the highest service to you, not because I believe there is anything wrong with who I am.  I’d stop searching for external validation and check in more with the desires of my heart.  I’d stop pretending.  There’d simply be no need to do so.

 

 

What if you decided to play and to enjoy life as it unfolds for you?

I’d have a lot more fun.  A lot more fun.  I’d laugh more.  I’ve actually heard some claims that children laugh more than 300 times a day, whereas adults laugh less than 20 times a day.  I’d be more childlike in my joy.  I would appreciate moments and stop trying to rush through beauty on the way to something I’ve deemed “more important”.  I’d be more curious about what was coming and approach life with a childlike wonder.  I’d be less controlling of the time and other people and since I can’t control either, I’d experience less irritation when my attempts to control don’t work.

 

What if you decided to embrace uncertainty, knowing that from this place, all things are possible?

I would experience more moments of calm and a lot less overwhelm.  This is so real for me right now as I build my business and gain clarity on who I want to serve and much more importantly, who wants to be served by ME.  I’d feel more open and excited and curious about what could happen.  I’d appreciate the abundance of options and opportunities and see it as a good thing, not something negative.  I’d have and experience a lot more gratitude and therefore would attract more people and circumstances to be grateful for.  I’d be excited about the future instead of anxious about moving in the best direction or doing the “right thing”.

 

Wow.

 

I really like the person who decided.

She sounds compassionate, peaceful, easy-going, trusting, grateful, faithful, grounded, expansive, and open.  She sounds fun, joyful, calm, curious, loving, and relaxed.  She sounds like someone I’d like to be more often.  It’s comforting to know she’s only a decision away.

 

Are you willing to answer the questions?  If so, I’d love to hear from you!  Who would you be?  What would happen if YOU just decided?

 

xo,

Michelle

 

 

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