My daughter (who is 17) just informed me 9 years ago the very first tweet was sent.
Now, you may be saying….
But I find technology and the internet sort of fascinating, although a little confusing.
The thing that got me a moment later after hearing this news was thinking about whomever started “twitter” and sent out that tweet.
They decided to send a very short communication out into the world, like birds.
The reason I’m sharing this today is….I’ve had a huge mind change on the concept of sharing, when I started Grace Notes 3 years ago.
I write them for everyone, including me.
Totally exposed, honest, kind of embarrassing.
But people can relate.
We’re all inquiring together. I can feel how incredible it is. This is not personal.
What’s this sharing like?
Its just expressing who you are and what you feel and what you desire and where you get stuck.
If you feel like protecting yourself, withholding, hiding, running away, going into a hidey hole….
….nothing terrible about having that feeling….
….but you might just consider turning around and doing the opposite instead.
I’m not suggesting tweeting, by the way. Just sharing in the best way you can the honest, unabashed truth of yourself.
This means your fears, your sadness, your love, your desires.
On Tuesday a small group of brave people will get together on the phone (some will use skype from other countries) to identify their most difficult, disturbing, fearful, mean, bratty thoughts about a very important person in their lives.
But we get right down into it, with our judgments and immature ideas so we can then bring them through the self-inquiry process known as The Work to see what’s really accurate for us, and what it might feel like to turnaround these thoughts.
We’ll get to use our imagination…..for good, not evil (you can laugh like a mad scientist and wring your hands together for fun here).
It’s actually true.
You wind up taking these pestering, painful thoughts and answering four simple but profound questions about them, seeing the way they’re running your life and your behavior.
Just in the looking….you can see more clearly.
There’s one spot left in the Relationship Hell To Heaven class beginning at 5:15 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday….but you don’t have to wait until then.
Even if you can’t join the class, start today with a little inquiry session with yourself.
Download the attached Judge Your Neighbor worksheet and let it rip. Don’t hold back. Holding back has gotten you nowhere, right? So let it fly, on paper.
Then take only the very first one, and put it at the top of a One Belief At A Time worksheet. And start writing out your answers to the questions.
You may find some relief, or a whole new way of looking at your own thoughts, by the time you’re through. If you need more help, visit www.thework.com.
When you see things differently with those other troubling people, you act differently, you say different things, you make different faces, you stand and sit differently, you feel differently.
This is all the difference in the world. Really.
“Your mind has very little control over this world. It is neither omniscient nor omnipotent. It cannot control the weather and other natural forces. Nor can it control all people, places, and things around you. You have give your mind an impossible task by asking it to manipulate the world in order to fix your personal inner problems. If you want to achieve a healthy state of being, stop asking your mind to do this. Just relive your mind of the job of making sure that everyone and everything will be the way you need them to be so that you can feel better inside.” ~ Michael Singer
The Work is one of the most simple ways to stop mentally telling others how to change to make you happy. Even when you don’t say it out loud.
Come back to yourself by sharing the truth of what you’re thinking. Do The Work on those important relationships. Find out what you really need to make yourself happy, without expecting those other people to change.
You’ll feel free.
What could be better than that?
If you want to join Relationship Hell to Heaven, click HERE.
I can’t wait to work with everyone. You are awesome.