This morning was exceptional. It was raining in LA, which means most people won’t drive and if they do it’s with greater levels of insecurity. I walked into my bank and the girl behind the counter, with whom I’ve had some great conversations lately, told me that on rainy days she either expects it to be really quiet, or it’s only the very important clients who make the effort to come in. I felt kinda special about that.
On my way home, I bumped into the homeless gentleman (because he is a gentleman) who hangs out by the CVS on Santa Monica Blvd & La Cienega and with whom I have fascinating conversations about life. We didn’t talk much as I was on my way back home for some conference calls, but he wouldn’t let me go without saying, “You are a very important person.”
I pondered the spectrum here – the banker with all the bills and the guy with a few cents in his plastic cup, both reflecting on my importance. Me? Hm. Okay… and thank you…
I’m clearly putting something out there… and I think I know what it comes down to… self worth.
I write this on Day 11 of Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her LA book launch in the coolest yoga center I’ve been to so far. She clearly exudes her own worth – a loving, generous, tuned-in and very switched on human being whose presence imbues kick-ass goodness. And her book is a pure reflection of who she is and what she lives by.
(note to self: I think that’s my longest compliment to anyone, ever)
Day 11 is about Self Gratitude. And boy am I grateful to be here, being me. And without a doubt that has inspired a higher degree of worthiness in me as well.
After a few years of “deep sea diving” personal development and a slightly tumultuous (yet necessary) end to 2012, I finally realised it was time for another big life change. I have been asking for a new lifestyle, new friends, new clients and new readers, and they are all magically rolling in with a smile and lots of gratitude as well.
May Cause Miracles is providing me with a platform to take actionable steps on a daily basis that support this new life, which includes reading mornings and evenings (a wonderful habit I had let go of ‘because of work’ and now wholeheartedly diving into again).
I’m toning down some aspects of my life to turn up my abilities at a whole new level. Letting go of what does not serve me, so I can serve others better.
I look at this as if I were driving a car, and since I love Formula 1 racing, we can jazz up the visual. Think of the artfulness of changing gears and adeptly turning corners that their drivers display, slowing down and speeding up just at the right times.
Sometimes, we need to downshift for the next big turn in life, so we can step on the gas and go full speed ahead. With confidence. Knowing that every effort, moment, breath, heartbeat and hours of discipline we put into what we do are worth it. Because we are worth it, and we can all expect miracles.
How has changing gears affected your life? Post a comment below or on Facebook and share your insights for others to find inspiration.
Be grateful you’re on track, my friend.