I once hired a coach to help me get to the next level in my business, and I remember an imagination exercise he had me do where I held our both arms straight in front of me, eyes, closed, and he told me to imagine that my right hand was holding a bunch of helium balloons and my left hand was hold a briefcase filled with rocks.
Then he said “open your eyes….”
Both hands didn’t budge.
“I can’t believe this,” he said. “your right hand should have been raised higher than before and your left arm should have dropped. I have never coached anyone as RESISTANT as you.”
I was surprised, and he seemed disappointed.
(Looking back now, maybe it’s because I’m a red and don’t like people telling me what to do! 😉
But on a more serious note, I realized that I often do resist being told what to do, and maybe it’s because I don’t want to give up control. And now doing this MKE experience, I am embracing the journey, enjoying one step at a time, and look forward to breaking off another piece of cement every day.
But that ornery resistance is fighting to hand on as I develop my DMP. Resisting on identifying what my sacrifice should be for my Dharma. Does it have to be a physical thing to give up, such as TV? I already don’t watch TV, and only have time for my current vocation, the gym, and my Sundays are now dedicated to MKE. Or is the sacrifice to be a mental block, old paradigm to give up?
Either way, I am confident that I will discover what to do along the way and I will choose to RELAX as I do! Already that is progress!
Suggestion – Try the balloon/bricks exercise halfway through and at the end of this program. What results do you see?
It’s great that you already are being the observer of yourself!
That’s great, Stefanie! You ARE the boss of yourself, so it’s not like someone else telling you what to do, YOU get to decide! So great:).
Red is your colour and you recognize it in you, Stephanie. More understanding of yourself will be forthcoming. Good work!
Tremendous share Stefanie. Terrific observation regarding resistance. And a pragmatic approach of confident relaxation – loved that last part.
Thanks for sharing Stefanie. It is hard to figure out what we need to sacrifice.
Thank you everyone! I appreciate the feedback and support! xoxo
Great blog Stephanie! Continue to embrace the journey toward the inner gold within!
That is the beauty of the DMP you get to decide what you want to give up. In fact this whole thing MKE is about finding the inner you and letting it out. You are in control of yourself and no one else.
Embrace the journey and the beauty that is YOU, Stefanie! Great blog! What is holding you back from achieving your goals? That is your sacrifice.