Swimming does not just require a complex and coordinated set of physical skills, it is also about one’s relationship with water. How we interact with the medium that supports us determines whether we sink, or swim. The water and our natural buoyancy are a big part of the equation.
So it is with life. In participating we are interacting with the milieu in which we find ourselves. If we struggle against it all our effort has to go into staying afloat, but if we accept and trust our natural inclination is to rise to the surface, then we can go with the flow. This less of a strain and is usually more enjoyable.
Even those who can’t swim are able to come up for air more easily when they can learn to trust in their natural buoyancy.
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Optimism and pessimism are generally seen as opposites, but that doesn’t mean they are mutually exclusive; learning optimism does not mean abandoning negativity. If that is what turns you on, stick with it.
If you tend towards a pessimistic outlook, how about learning selective optimism? That way you can get the benefits and still be true to your negativity.Continue reading
March 19th, 2019
There’s life and there’s the job, right? Wrong. Instead of treating work and home as disjointed parts of the same existence, Anna Tims suggests a change in perception rather than a change in circumstances, and so re-infuse our lives with greater purpose and fulfilment. Work is not necessarily the enemy if it is managed correctly, and it can all be achieved without you having to trek through rain forests, climb a mountain or wear sackcloth.Continue reading
March 19th, 2019
The easiest way to think about not thinking is to start doing. Taking steps to become more aware of our physical experience is one way, but there are others. I’ve published a one-pay handout which you can download free.Continue reading