Sunday, April 7, 2013

Smart and Wise

My husband, Broadside, says that MickeyGrrrl is the most stubborn cat he knows.
I think it has served her life in a lot of ways.  I think her stubbornness has kept her alive.  She's also a very smart and wise cat.  She knows when to stand her ground.  She knows her boundaries and she knows what she wants and doesn't want.  She makes very smart and wise choices.  I don't see her as stubborn. I see her as making smart and wise choices.
For me being stubborn is about being right no matter what.  This blindness usually gets in our way for making smart and wise choices that serve our best life and best self.  Stubbornness often is a cover for fear.  We stubbornly cling to something out of fear that if we let it go, then what.
The "then what" is we just might need to make a smart and wise choice.  We may have to give up being right.  We may have to change something. It just might serve us better to be open.  Being stubborn is approaching life closed down.
I know this personally in my life.  I see it everyday around me.  It makes for unhappiness. It causes fights with others.  Depression, anger and sadness.On a physical level it causes illness and tightness in the body.
Being present for making smart and wise choices, is very liberating and frees us.  It is the ultimate feeling of having our face in  warm sun and breeze blowing softly as we float down a calm river.  I don't know about you but I love that feeling.  I love it more than stubbornly holding on to ideas, beliefs, ways of being that are not serving me and getting me toward that feeling in my life.

Are there parts of you life that you are stubbornly holding onto, just because, and they are no longer serving you?

Until next week...create to feel great!

14 projects complete! 48 to go!

This week's project is what I'm calling a cable needle ring.  I love to knit.  I love to knit cable stitches.
The stitch uses a special needle.  A needle that I want to keep handy, but I never know where to put it.  This handy little ring keeps the ring out of the way, and yet I always know where it is.  Sweet!

1 comment:

  1. You could totally sell these at local shops!