If you're anything like me, I suspect you are very tired. Tired of thinking about your stuff. Tired of working on yourself. Tired of going over the same old ground. Tired of lugging around a murky head and a heavy heart. Tired of feeling like you're not making much progress, or even going backwards. Tired of trying so hard to see the positive in everything. Tired of giving yourself grief for not having broken bad patterns yet. Tired of the relentless and unfavourable comparisons to other people. Tired of feeling uninspired. Tired of beating yourself up for not making as much progress towards your dreams as you feel you should have by now.
And so on, and so on, and so on.
Today I am going to try and take a break from all of this. I mightn't succeed but I am going to try.
Today I am going to try and trust that the work is being done, even if I get out of the driver's seat. Today I am going to try and ignore the litany of shoulds and just do as much as I can. Today I am going to feel shitty if I want to, but also allow for the possibility that I may feel real joy.
Today I am going to carry these little affirmation cards in my pocket to remind me that everything really is as it should be, that I am where I need to be, and that it's OK if I don't always believe it.
This week, I invite you to take a break from all this worthiness work and take a rest. As an experiment, you might like to print out the affirmation cards pictured and put them in your pocket (or on your desk or in your purse) and allow them to do the work for you. The truth is, I made them for you, to thank you for communing with me in this space, and to give you the permission that I so need myself: to take a break from this work and just be.
I also invite you to help yourself to a beautiful new blog button, made specially for Worthiness Wednesday, by my super-clever and uber-talented and ever-generous friend Joe. [Thank you, Joe! You really are the bestest.]
In whatever medium you choose, you are more than welcome to share what happened when you decided to rest using the linky (or comments, if you don't have a blog or flickr site) below.
Without all the hard work, you are still worthy.