Do you ever have weeks that just feel bleh?
Anytime things start to feel prickly in my life, I remind myself of this quote by Marianne Williamson.
"Ego says, 'Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.'
Spirit says, 'Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.'"
When things aren't going well, it can be so tempting to fall into the “I’ll be happy when” trap. We tell ourselves we’ll be happy….
when the kids are out of school
when we finally lose the weight
when we get that new job
when the kids grow out of this phase
when we go on that vacation
when our work is less busy
when we have more time for ourselves
when the kids are back in school
You get the point. We have this illusion that someday everything in our lives will align in this perfect way - and then finally we’ll be happy and at peace.
It actually works the opposite way. It’s always an inside job. Instead of waiting for the outside to get in order, our invitation is to focus on our inner landscape first.
And then it still won’t be perfect. But we'll be able to bring our happiness and peace with us to whatever happens externally. And that feels like freedom.
Love and light,