Hello, my friends,
I want you to think of all the things you have wanted to do in your life. Now, think of all the things you actually did. No judgment. Just look. And be kind to yourself.
Here’s the truth: we have so many choices to make each day, so many possible dreams to follow, both small and large, that’s it’s hard to know where to begin. Or how. You may want to learn the guitar, take up painting, or start gardening, or maybe change jobs or switch careers. Maybe you want to reach out to an old friend or start a relationship with a new one, perhaps forgive a family member, eat healthier, exercise more, or spend more time with your children. I do not doubt that your list is as long as mine.
And with each possibility that comes our way, we will either take action or we won’t. And, of course, we certainly don’t have to do everything that pops into our heads. Life requires that we make choices. However, there are things that we know in our hearts that we should follow, and as the Nike ad suggests, for those, we need to Just Do It. If you let me, I will show you how in this month’s Q&A:
The Courage to Just Do It
Thursday, June 24th at Noon (PT)
At first glance, most Nike ads can be interpreted as a call for strength, power, and determination. Just Do It suggests hard work, focus, and bold action that will hopefully lead to uncommon results. And while I am all for putting effort behind our dreams, I believe Just Do It is more than a call for physical action, it is a spiritual call to listen to our heart—to the Divine within.
As the wise Yoda from Star Wars once said, “Do or don’t, there is no try.” By eliminating the word try, you make up your mind to either do something or not. You eliminate doubt. In other words, don’t doubt, just do it. And while you’re at it, don’t think, just do it.
To just do something is to live from that intuitive part of ourselves that lives beyond the mind. It is to live and respond from our intuitive and child-like self. Imagine a child looking out a window at the falling snow. There is no need to think about going outside and playing; there is only an inner knowingness that says I want to play. A child just does.
In this special Q&A, we will look at how we can make our choices from this same place of innocence and Being. For many, this leap of faith will take courage. But you know what I say…do it anyway. Your life will be better because you did.