The Mental Arts Tidbit for February 16
Time & Energy
The Mental Arts Tidbit for the Day
2020 was a time of major shift. In particular, COURAGE was a dominant theme for me.
Creativity, standing up for what’s right, and letting go of control are all very scary things. But I sought to persist in spite of them.
Most of my time and energy in 2020 was spent:
Trying to decide if I should leave my old jiu jitsu school for a new one
Being stressed when I couldn’t speak up
Trying to survive a pandemic
I wish that I had made more time for inner stillness and reflections, because it would have helped me feel emotions and accept them for what they are.
Still, not all bad. I had some good moments of learning and growth:
I started to challenge myself more in lifting and jiu jitsu. I learned the value of embracing the struggle and being OK when things were hard.
During the lockdown, when I was furloughed from my job for 2 months, I learned that I’m resilient and able to make the best of a bad situation.
In starting therapy again, I learned that you can get help from others to feel better for yourself.
These moments are leading to even bigger instances of learning and growth in 2021:
Learning how to set and keep boundaries
Being more comfortable coming into a space as I am, not how I feel I should be
Feeling my emotions, instead of pushing them aside
Try This Tidbit
Reflect on where you spent most of your time and energy in 2020. How do you want to shift that for 2021?
Have You Heard?
Podcast with Dave Ursillo on the Tao the Ching