Today's session did that. Ms. Taylor told Oprah something along the lines that we (all of us) need to start at the red x under our feet (rather than always yearning, searching for more, or something else.) Start with what you've got and do the best with that. That hit home for me, because it makes things… easier? Well, maybe not easier but it does take a certain paralyzing pressure off. That idea, of looking at the immediacy and what I have in my power to do right now, calms that inner critical voice telling me that I should be doing this or that, or that I should be further along, or better or whatever it is that it's prattling on about at the moment. And I felt it when she said it. The inner anxiety just chilled out.
That idea is freedom to me. It's freedom to move forward-in any direction you'd like- because you are starting right here. You're not looking where you've been, where you want to be. It's immediate. I'm here. Right here. Right now. And what can I do from here? What can I do right now? It might not be much, but it's something. (Of course, what you can do might be a lot…everyone is in a different place, no?)
While it's a great idea to challenge yourself to do better, to move forward, you also have to be happy with who you are, where you are, and start from there. I've had that insight before. I had forgotten. I hope to remember.