Yesterday I consumed an incredible amount of chocolate.
The amount of chocolate one consumes that leads to Tums, uncomfortable breathing, and heavy, hot-aired sighs. The amount of chocolate one consumes that leaves you lying in the fetal position at the foot of your bed, hugging your belly and wondering how exactly you got there.
You’re a smart girl. You have enough electricity running through the spark-plugged synapses of your brain to pull your empty hand from a sea of chocolate-covered pretzels, close the bag, and put it where it belongs—away.
But you ignored your smarts and fed your face instead.
(Sounds like a good name for a movie. Something outdoors with mosquitoes, in a bayou and without air conditioning.)
Suffering is exactly where ignoring your common sense and soul-mantras leaves you when you’re trying to shift your life into awesome territory; when you’re attempting to mount the self-love and delicious talents wagon and are confronted by the entrepreneur’s trusty sidekick: Resistance.
(Incidentally, another good movie title—likely starring a pair of jeans.)
Other movies you’re probably in:
‘Fear’: Unfortunately not starring Marky Mark, but you. You allow fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of doing it wrong, fear of being criticized, fear of everything you can think of when it comes to making life changes to paralyze the possibility of success. Don’t conquer fear, use it. Use it to move you forward, instead of hold you back.
‘The (not really) Shining’, aka ‘The Shoulding’: Not letting your overflowing bounty of awesome shine truly is a thing of horror. Instead, you focus on what you should be doing. You should stay unfulfilled working in this cubicle under horrible fluorescent lighting because, hey, at least it’s a job. You should charge less—you don’t have a fancy-pants acronym behind your name. Should sucks! Stop shoulding all over yourself and start shining.
‘Traffic’: That’s what happens when you take the road most traveled. It’s congested, it’s noisy, it’s a stack of 300 resumes for one measly job. It’s a perpetual rush hour of everything you never wanted to be but suddenly became while you were busy shoulding. The road less traveled—that’s your road. Your road is lined with your desires, your love-lifters, your heart.
Your road is open and clear and waiting.
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