I wonder what Easter means to you? Does it remind you of the Energizer bunny commercials? For me, it is the time of year where I pause to think about the burdens I am carrying that have long since passed their best before date. As I mentioned, yoga helped me to confront a few ‘that’s impossible’ thoughts and ‘i can’t do that’ comments. Those comments serve, on one level, to keep me safe from failure. If I never try, then I’ll never fail. Problem solved! But, being intimidated by the unknown, and deciding I could never produce an album, for example, because ‘I’m not talented enough’, ‘I don’t know enough’, or ‘I don’t have enough money’ are all fear-based thought patterns that stop me from realizing the fullest expression of who I am. When I believe that ‘I don’t know enough’, I make an assumption that others know more than me. But the truth, I often discover, isn’t that others know more to begin with, they are just brave enough to take a risk and make mistakes until they figure it out.
Easter reminds me to examine the limiting beliefs I have, nail them to the cross, and move forward a new person.
What junk are you carrying around?