Re: [metaphysics-627]

From: Chris V.
Sent on: Sunday, July 27, 2014 9:40 PM
Thank you Patsy. Wonderful reflection for us to comtemplate- how we are spending our time and life this moment.

Very appreciated. Thank you.

Christine


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From: Patsy S. Lundgren <[address removed]>
To: metaphysics-627 <[address removed]>
Sent: Sun, Jul 27,[masked]:29 am
Subject: [metaphysics-627]

"The moment you become an expert you stop learning."  Tucker

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again."  Steve Jobs

The truth is, the more we add expectations to ourselves, the more others expect of us.  Letting all that go, releases us back to freedom and the enjoyment with which we started our ventures.

"It’s challenging when you create for yourself and your own goals versus the expectations of others."  

Let me be real with you.  I need you in my life.  Okay, I want you in my life. i can live without you; same goes for you with others.  However, sometimes, we take our expert ways and fit the world to look through those lenses.  The expectations of others pushes us to create more and better and we stress out to make sure each thing we do is better than the past.  When it isn't, our egos are deflated.

Go back to one simple way of looking at it:  fun.  You could say, fun is the why.  Am i having fun with what i’m doing?  Ask yourself these things:

  • Is what I do keeping me up to 11 pm to finish?

  • Is it still a challenge to experiment and try new ways that I may think makes me more of an expert?

  • Is it exciting that even one person appreciated something I did?

  • Is it enough that I'm happy with what I'm doing?
Think about what you do and how it’s reflected when you die.  We all want to feel our lives had meaning.  Unfortunately, there is no scorecard, regardless of how much money you have when you die.  You just die and this incarnation is over.

So, three more "better" jobs or one hundred, won't get you closer to Heaven.  

All that matters is:
  • You feel fulfilled with what you are creating
  • You love what you do
  • You have fun with what you do
  • You are true to yourself (which means you are also being true to others).

In real action, that means:
  • Occasionally doing less or actually not being perfect, but being proud of and believing in that what you do will benefit your lives and others.
  • Experimenting with new ways so you can find the things that work and don’t, then sharing them with others.
  • Continued playfulness.
I wrote this article for everyone, but after reflection, I thought it was probably mostly about myself.  I hope you get something out of it, too.

Please excuse any typos or grammar mistakes.  Today, I refuse to be perfect.

Patsy




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