Welcome to Day 75 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project
You ever meet those people that no matter where they go they have fun? I love those type of people. I strive to be of that mentality nature. I practice patience, kindness and compassion. It is a daily practice; one that centers me for whatever life decides to manifest around me.
What inspired today’s Mo•Clar Moment was a recent post from a friend going to a hockey game in her hometown. I felt a small tinge of desire to want to participant in such an event. I, at times, can shrink my environment by only participating in activities that are to my guaranteed liking.
Honestly, I am not a person who enjoys sports. I prefer not to watch them on TV or in person. I don’t care about scores or players or anything related to the sports industry. I can see how this type of activity can bring together community and comradery. Yet, I have too often seen it also spur up competition and aggression. I think this is why I am not a fan. Though I recognize both sides of the coin, if I allow the negative side to affect my decision on life, do I limit my life?
I dream of day where I can go to a game and enjoy it; to be in the stands and cheer with the others; to high five when someone makes a score. It is mainly because I strive to give 100% in all that I do, be it business or personal.
The question lies how do I go to a game, be 100% in the moment and still be authentically me when I don’t generally enjoy that form of entertainment? It is actually quit a deep question. I actively pursue to be the presence of love no matter where I am at, be it cramped on a crowded bus, walking the streets of a foreign country or roped into a double date to support a friend.
How many of you have attended an event out of a feeling of obligation? Or how many of you wished you enjoyed but secretly just don’t such activities as sports or roller coasters or drinking games? How do you go to events that are not particularly your style but still show up with love? Yes, that’s it. That’s the question.
I think there needs to be a belief in a couple of thoughts. Such as…
1. All that is in front of me is meant for me in this moment and cannot be more perfect.
2. An experience out of my comfort zone grows my awareness and creates a path to deeply knowing me and my passions.
We can apply these same beliefs to many parts of our lives. It begs for me to step out of my own way and experience life as the universe sends it to me. It’s a practice in living authentically no matter the experience at hand.
Today, I still decline sporting event offers. Yet, it is my decline that keeps me stuck in the world of “I won’t have fun if it is not aligned to what I currently belief I like” type of thinking. Of course, I would never go against my values to enjoy something. Yet, what if next time, I say yes. I go to experience the “in-the-moment” excitement of a game. I say yes to something new and different and see how I can grow from that experience and instead of deny what the universe has manifested in my life. What could I learn? What clarity would arrive from this experience? How could I take this information back to my daily life?
Ah, the joy of being an obsessive thinker.
Today’s blog is more then just enjoying the moments of life you don’t choose. It is really about saying yes to those things you would normally not say yes to yet for some reason you are meant to say yes the next time it comes around. The universe has a habit of sending the same experiences your way until you fully feel and actively participate in those experiences. There is a lesson that you either need to learn or requested to learn to move you forward in life.
Break out of your comfort zone. As long as it doesn’t go against your values, go do something new. And have FUN! Enjoy it. See the experience with kid eyes. Really get into it. You never know what might happen.
For today’s exercise, I want you to practice saying yes instead of no. When someone asks you how your day is… respond with: “Why Yes, my day has been great!” Try to include the word Yes in many of your responses. Work it in, in creative ways.
Note of warning: Becareful not to overwhelm yourself. Take baby steps to this new way of being.
Read the post on The Power Behind Living Life Uncomfortably
If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.