Upper limit problems, destruction, giving what you can & giving when it hurts. September Roundup.

A few thoughts & actions that will help you open up more.
It’s easy for personal growth teachers to say, “Be open.” Be open to what life is dishing out for you. Be open to the pain. Be open to what’s possible. Be open to other ways of seeing things. It sounds easy. But it can feel impossible. In the face of pain, or subtle fear, or the disorientation that change can bring, being open is anything but easy. ...

Truth telling. (The daringly happy and ebullient kind.)
Speaking up. Truth telling. Saying “what’s there for you.” These are all essential forms of healthy self expression, except that as a concept, “speaking your truth” has a kind of heavy vibe to it, doesn’t it? We often associate it with confrontation, really difficult conversations, saying something negative. But what about the purely positive truths that make you shy to share? ...

My Upper Limit Problem and how we resist joy
When the stakes are high or when the success is more than you’ve experienced before, Upper Limit Problems can strike. You rain on your own parade. You make a windfall of cash and you get into a car accident. You fall in love and you pick a silly fight. You come down with something before a big moment. If you were to watch, say 10 videos of my past speakings gigs, I was probably sick for 7 of them. ...

We give what we can, when we can. A very simple story.
This is a very simple story about letting yourself off the hook for not being able to give as much as you’d like when you’d like, or as much as the people around you are able to give. "If you have gold, bring gold. If you have crackers, bring the crackers." ...

Your relationship to destruction, Goddess Kali, and Fridays with desire
Psychic clutter, spiritual scar tissue, lies that we call truths to avoid painful change, apathy that obstructs our fulfillment, despair that eclipses faith, patterns of abuse and neglect... there’s always something to burn. As Joseph Campbell said: Destruction first, then creation. You know — right this very minute — what’s not working in your life. You don’t have to think about it for too long. The question is: How do you feel about destroying what must be destroyed in your life?

We’re launching the World’s Biggest Book Club, like, EVER. Seeking city leaders! (And bookstores, cafes, yoga studios…)
The Desire Map is growing in a very big way. Sounds True Publishing and I have joined forces to create a refreshed PRINT edition of the book — which will be available in participating bookstores across the world on January 1. Yep. The book itself will be on bookshelves from NYC to London-town to Melbourne. To get a head start on it all, in early December, I’m rolling out new Desire Map audio programs, a 2014 Date Planner, a Journal, and lite D-Mapping workbooks so you can desire map a few times a year. We’re going big time. So why not start the Biggest Book Club Ever? Obviously.

What was your favourite feeling this week?
Something happened this week that made you feel deep appreciation or connected or energized. Maybe it was a surprise encounter — with people or nature or Spirit. Or maybe you intentionally changed your thoughts and created feelings of freedom, love, courage, sexy, brave, aligned. Perhaps you found beauty — or beauty found you — and it blew you away. ...

How to wish someone well — in a way that will blow your life wide open.
We’ve all been hurt. Taken for granted. Unseen. And once we untangle our hearts and egos from those painful interactions, sometimes we can still manage to send someone positive vibes. Harm done, but okay. Everyone did their best. Onward. I wish them well. Even though you’d never commune or collaborate with that person ever again, you really mean it. But how deep does your well wishing run? Your secret inner dialogue might run something like this....


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