This just came across the wire! I love it when the universe speaks so loudly one must listen.
I’m sure many of you, from time to time doubt your own unique way of doing things. The outer and inner messages are often so mixed, and of course we often– too often- compare ourselves to others.
In this world of info overload, here are some of the messages that I personally am bombarded with:
- you charge too much
- you don’t charge enough
- don’t publish your fees
- publish your fees
- your font is too wonky
- your work is so inspiring and authentic and free
- your work is sloppy
- your style isn’t professional enough
- you are getting a little chubby
- you are too skinny
- work harder and more and it will work
- ease and flow are the way to go
- being rich is hard and lonely
- stuff isn’t everything
- if I only had…… things would be easier/better/
- you shouldn’t use the crow people hate those birds
- use the crow- it is so you
The list goes on and on.What are your mixed messages? What does your true inner voice say?
As I walked up the stairs this morning, I was having an argument with myself about my “professional appearance” -having seen a friend in a business photo looking rather polished and sharp. I started “shoulding” all over myself and about the 10th stair up I got a “REMEMBER SARK” ping. The critic lightened as I was reminded about this quirky, fun, artistic being who danced in to my life when I lived in Boulder, Co in 1995. I came across her books then, and found one of my early creative mentors.
Today, I follow her on twitter, and facebook, and I subscribe to her email list. I love the way she makes up words…I do that, too. SARK has had impact on many– she delights, eats mangos naked, loves writing in her pajamas, and doodles all the way. She sees and lives the magic in life. So do I.
I’m thankful for others who have gone before me…who have blazed their own trail.
I reached the top of my stairs, and opened up the computer.the fist feed popping up on facebook was this:
The true voice in me was confirmed. 2 times in 5 minutes.
I admit, sometimes my own voice is screaming the loudest- and not in the kindest tone. Inner critic- get your ass in the corner. I may not be able to make you leave…but I can tell you to shut your pie hole because INSIDE, I know me.
When I listen to the small still voice…I KNOW what is right for me.