I've been paying attention to some of the wise readings that have come my way lately and one that lands with me is "Start With Why" by Simon Sinek. It is from his writings that I've thought a lot about my Why and in particular Why am I so invested in teaching the TED* work.
My Why is rooted in the very fabric of my early childhood and adult life. I have always been surrounded by drama to the point where I thought my family might be the weird ones; that something about us was very different from the rest of the world. Yet each time I led a retreat I would hear some aspect of my story from at least one woman who had the courage to share the shame and sadness that she carried from her childhood. I learned quickly that we all have something and whatever that something is, it can mysteriously show up and disrupt our lives.
I began realizing how often I found myself on the Dreaded Drama Triangle in my self-talk, my relationships with others and my reaction to the world around me. TED* gave me the tools to keep challenging old beliefs in a way that felt so liberating.
I could have stopped there and just kept using the process to enrich my life. But you already know that's not how I roll. My generous spirit always nudges me to offer others any precious wisdom that comes my way. And that's just what I've been doing.
Perhaps you can pause today and think about your Why. Why are you doing whatever it is you are putting your heart and soul into? I bet there is something rich within you that makes you unstoppable.