To be emotionally agile means we still recognize and have hard feelings. Feeling powerless can be paralyzing. Self-compassion serves as a bridge to step out of shame and back into the fuller perspective of our hidden wholeness and pathways forward.
Simple questions are powerful questions because they are open-ended and therefore invite introspection. They generally begin with what or how, and can not be answered with a yes or no. They lead to greater exploration and internal digging. They lead to insights and possibilities. They invite others to look within or to the future.
Following our values guarantees we will rock the boat – our own and others. It’s a path of choosing resonance over dissonance, over and over again. It isn’t a destination but rather a state of being in the moment. And as we continue to choose our values, we deepen our fulfillment, purpose and passion.
I have a crooked pointer finger. It’s ugly and it embarrasses me (hurts, too). I use my hands expressively, and when I gesture to point, the line of sight isn’t straight at all but rather sharply curved inward. So, what’s the point of making a point? Or, is the point that perfection is crooked? That …