100 Questions: Day 4

What is my personal blind spot; what have I been unwilling to look at? 

I had to sit for a long time with this question.  What kept coming up was the saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and I really thought about what it meant.  Yes, we should learn how to breathe and not get caught up on the little things, but what if getting caught up in the RIGHT little things wasn’t such a bad idea? In a more positive light, sweating the small stuff is another way of practicing gratitude.  Being grateful for each and every thing that is happening right now.

And that’s my personal blind spot.

Not that I’m not grateful or thankful for where I am and who I am, but I do acknowledge my ego.  See, the ego is never satisfied; it’s conditioned to find something wrong and to seek out conflict.  Why?  So it can remain strong and have a sense of purpose.  Growing up spoiled, I looked for grand gestures and displays of affection.  When that need was met, I would ask, “What’s next?”  Having to unlearn that has been a process as well as rewarding.  I can see the bigger picture and ignore the tiny steps it took to create it.  Not because I don’t want to, but because I don’t take the time to really look.  I don’t slow down enough to relish in the small victories.  Honestly, when was the last time you threw yourself a party for deciding to take the stairs instead of the elevator?  You don’t….but when you lose those 50 pounds, you do.  That’s what I need to work on; sweating the small stuff.

the world

Tarot Card of the Day: The World. The world is the final card in the journey of the major arcana. It signifies completion, harmony, and contentment. It’s rare to experience this energy, as we are usually consumed by wanting, needing, and achieving.  So contemplate for a moment what it means to be “whole”. What does it feel like? Where is it located? What blocks you from feeling a sense of “wholeness” each and every day of your life?

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