The biggest commitment you must keep is your commitment to yourself. Neale Donald Walsch Life is full of commitments. You commit all the time to something or someone, even when you feel miserable about it. You commit to a job you do not like, to a love relationship that makes you unhappy, to a routine that drains your energy, to a diet that frustrates you. When you finally want to commit to something that brings you joy and purpose, you have run out of strength and enthusiasm
You are probably familiar with the hamster wheel metaphor I resort to now and again. In a few words, most of the people you know – you included! – are like a little hamster spinning on that wheel non-stop. Looking and feeling busy, constantly in motion. But never leaving the same place. Always returning to the same starting point. I find this metaphor quite insightful. Apart from hamsters being indeed peculiar creatures, they also seem to be hard-working. Observing them runni
Our journey is never a straight line. Life’s twists and turns drive us often to unexpected places. Our decisions lead us sometimes down to a path different from what we once had in mind. Have you ever found yourself on a path that no longer serves you and your purpose? At some point it made perfect sense to go down that road for numerous reasons, though not anymore. You know you need to do something about it, you realize that some serious changes need to take place. It is alm
Forgiveness. Such a powerful word! If you were to think about it for a minute, what would come to mind? Often, we’re way too harsh on ourselves, we’re incredibly critical of our own thoughts and actions. We refer to ourselves in a depreciative manner adding up to the pile of negative stories we tell ourselves. We linger over harmful thoughts and feelings whose impact on our well-being is everything but healthy. Ergo, I dare asking: When was the last time you forgave yourself?