Reverb10: Lesson learned
Reverb10 Prompt: What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
I’ve had a day of it so this will be interesting. I think I will answer this with my 2 minute rule. Whatever comes out of me in the next 2 minutes is what I am meant to say….so here goes.
One lesson I learned this year is that if I have an unreasonable attachment to a situation, there is an invitation to investigate what is going on underneath the surface. I have witnessed in the past year where incidences have a stronger hold on me than a mature 41-year-old should experience. In these moments I’m invited to look at what I am believing about the situation (which often leads to an event in my past) that is having an unreasonable hold on me. I then can unravel the bits and pieces that aren’t serving me and look at where I want to take control of the situation and see if a) I want to give in to my past inclinations, which is fine or b) if I want to exercise a different reaction this time around…to try a different tactic. For me, this awareness to attachment to an old story is HUGE and I am actually excited to see “what’s next” in what I have to learn about myself and my attachments to beliefs. It’s like a game…and I’m all in!