3 posts tagged appreciation

The Cost of Being Agreeable

We learn to articulate our personal power by saying no. Feeling my desire to be agreeable, and my fear of rejection, I say no anyway. I learn to be more me. There is wonder in the myriad of consequences created by responding negatively to requests. There is magic in how life moves forward, without interruption. "No" proves to be less important than we think it is. Our agreeableness is not that valuable. Assertive and at ease, when I can say no with freedom, I can say yes with ...

Continue Reading

photo credit: Craig Sunter

Blinded By The Light

There's a problem with abundance. In living with it—and amongst it—there's a risk I will stop seeing it as a thing of beauty—and the gift that it is. The very real risk with abundance is I'll take it for granted—either by expecting it to always be there, and/or by not acknowledging its presence fully in my life. Either approach spoils my appreciation of it. The very real gift of abundance is in learning to receive it fully, it stretches me. For to fully honour it, I must ...

Continue Reading

Playing With Plenty

It's taken me a while to see it. And how it limits me. I've always wanted exactly what I need. Nothing more. I didn't necessarily get enough as a child, despite their being lots around, and getting exactly what I needed seemed like a decent (and perhaps lofty) enough goal. Exactly what I needed. Nothing more. Love. Money. It didn't matter. Never too much. Only what I needed. Never more than I needed. Or thought I needed. I wanted what was sufficient, not ample. Nothing ...

Continue Reading