Weighing the push and pull of change
There’s no need for a fall this autumn
How a little ambivalence can take you a long way.
The next time you consider making a big change in your life, go seek ambivalence (the state of being divided in your thoughts) and stay there a while, before allowing yourself to arrive at a decision.
Just be yourself.
It’s official, our southern hemisphere summer is over. Done. Poro. Finito!
If you’re one of those people, who like me, are partly solar-powered, then the mandatory arrival of extended hours of darkness won’t excite you at all. But while we can’t stop the leaves falling, our spirits don’t need to plummet along with them. We have all the power we need stored inside us to ward off a seasonal fug. To hell with hunkering down and hibernating, let’s do living!
What’s the full range of our authenticity?
When you face a challenging situation, it’s almost inevitable people who know and love you will tell you to ‘just be yourself’.
I have often reflected on the wisdom and worth of this advice. It has good intentions. It has the notion of authenticity at its heart. Those who know us and care for us are saying that who we are already is enough. We don’t need to think too hard or stress too much.