Who looks outside, dreams;
Who looks inside, awakes.
(Your Life YOUR Way-ism)
Dreaming probably comes easier to you than trusting yourself. I’m not talking about trusting yourself to pay the bills, raise a family, or suchlike – you’ve got a pretty good handle on that.
Let’s talk about INNER trust. Self belief. Intuition.
The crazy dreams you have, the desire to launch your own business, murder the status quo, sell your house and sail the world on a boat, do what you love and get paid for it, quit your college course and travel for a year, pack up the wife and kids and move to a small island haven, have a million passions and find ways to do them all, live life your way.
All the things you wish you could be, do, have.
But don’t really, truly believe you can.
Or trust that you can pull off.
Of all the things you do, often, believing in yourself is one of the hardest.
If you don’t work to actively know who you are, what you stand for and what fulfils you, you won’t trust or believe in yourself enough to listen to your intuition and follow it.
You’re fraught with self doubt more often than you’d care to admit.
Especially as a scannery sparkler type. This could well be your biggest plague.
How do you become more confident, trust yourself and hone your intuitive power? Take more calculated risks, follow your dreams and live the life you want? One way is to close your eyes and listen to your heart speak.
If the voice is too low or drowned out by louder, naysaying, gremliny “omg this is crazy, you’ll never _______ “, it’s time for you to do something about it. Commit to digging in and listening to what your gut says.
Learn to trust yourself, not the opinions of others.
- Do you need to clear the cobwebs?
- Hear the silent screaming of your essential self?
- Trust yourself more?
- Take bolder steps in the direction of your dreams?
- Be guided by your North Star?
- Rely on yourself more than psychics and mediums?
- Stop looking outside for validation?
- Spark that mojo?
- Stop procrastinating on something important to you?
- Launch/create something new?
Then the Ralph Emerson Writing #Trust30 writing and introspection challenge is for YOU. Remember #reverb10? Yep, like that. With one theme.
#Trust30 is an online 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. Use this as an opportunity to reflect on your now, and to create direction for your future.
When the lovely Amber from the Domino Project asked me to contribute to this initiative, I was delighted and honoured. She had me at “Emerson urges readers to trust their intuition rather than conforming to the will of the majority.”
Non-conformism and free thinking? I’m in like Flynn!
My prompt goes live June 29th (last but not least, yo!) and there’s an impressive list of smart, kickass thought leaders and original thinkers and doers in this stellar list of author-prompter-types. Check ’em out:
- The Authors.
- The Prompts (revealed daily).
- Share with the 1900+ peeps taking part via #Trust30 on Twitter.
- Starts May 31st (today) – ends June 29th.
I reckon you should probably join me in this.
No, really. Join me. Now.
Then come back and tell me you’re in!
I’ll be following along and answering prompts as inspired.
Here’s the 1st via Gwen Bell.
You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes.
2. Write the story that has to be written.
Honestly, and I’m probably not going to do this for every prompt, but if I had 15 minutes to live I would so NOT be sitting at my computer and writing my story.
I’d be out LIVING it!
I’d be dancing in my kitchen, grabbing my jandals, wearing my favourite outfit, and running out the door to laugh, run, hug people, smile, calling my best friends and reminding them of the time when _____, eating Nutella gelatos, splashing in puddles, having an impromptu flash mob in the middle of downtown Vancouver, twirling around in circles till I got giddy and fell on the grass in a happy, crumpled heap, kissing cute guys and feeling the sunshine (or rain) on my face and hugging cherry blossom trees.
And I’d spray paint in big, bold letters on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery:
1. BE Love. Don’t look for it.
2. You are amazing, JUST the way you are.
3. Life is awesome, awesome, AWESOME!!!
Oh and I might delete all my history and hidden files on the computer before I let loose .. haha just kidding, don’t have any.
If you had 15 min, what would YOU do? If you’ve answered this prompt on your blog, please link to it below so I can check it out and follow your journey. Thanks!