If she’s walking in her why she truly delights in what she does.
Instead of rushing into plans for this year, I’m taking it slowly–so slowly I’ve almost stopped!
I’m in a new season of writing, a new season of family, and working out how I want to live the next years of my life in a half-decade year. So, I’m in a hotel room to work out how to walk out my why in 2018.
How do I make decisions that match up with the way I want to live? How do I make decisions that match up with my values? How do I make decisions that match up with my beliefs?
It’s really important to be in touch with the things that matter to me and use them as signposts to point me in the right direction.
When I’m able to exude natural, and real, enthusiasm, it tells me a lot about the values I bring to my everyday.
On the other hand, every time my heart shrinks, every time I dread saying yes to something, I stop and ask myself why. Why am I hesitant? Am I being selfish? Am I walking in my why?
You can tell she knows herself because she’s got conviction in the way she says, ‘No’ and possibility in the way she says ‘Yes’. Rebecca Ray
This has been tested with my aunt’s recent accident. She broke her hip and my sister and I have stepped in to help her.
Caring for family is one of my ‘whys’, but I have writing deadlines as well, and I got really frustrated. My frustration at the interruption to my work was a signpost. I found myself resenting being torn between two whys.
So, I asked myself, ‘Can I be fully devoted to both?’
Today is an example of prioritising. I spent the morning at the hospital with my aunt. This afternoon, I checked into a hotel so I can edit my next book.
Today, I’m walking in my why.
This sacred quiet time at the beginning of the year is not a blank slate. 2018 is a continuation of the years before. My values are ongoing, not fixed. They guide, but don’t constrain. This year, instead of making long ‘to do’ lists, I’m finding that my meditations are leading me to my ‘next’ through a process of continuity of self.
Anything that excites me, energises me, or propels me to action is where I need to be. Of course, when life flings stuff like my aunt’s accident in my path, I just need to relax into it, trust God, and do what I can.
Someone said recently that hope is a confident expectation. I confidently expect that my ‘next’ will be walking in my why.