May 27, 2014
Willingness is a choice. Turns out it’s a no-brainer. Because the alternative, doing something grudgingly, really sucks as an option.
When I do something grudgingly I don’t enjoy it, anybody else involved, or myself. And given my high awareness that I could get hit by a truck tomorrow I’m really big on enjoying myself today.
I can get up and exercise grudgingly, wishing I was back in bed throughout, or willingly because I have tons of experience with how much better just a short exercise session makes me feel about myself.
I can listen halfheartedly (or not at all) to my child while I’m texting, or put my phone down and willingly see, hear and feel his presence because when I do my heart explodes.
I can clean the toilet resentfully, or willingly because every time I walk in and notice my clean bathroom it makes me smile.
I can practice mindfulness apathetically, or willingly because it completely changes the experience of my day.
When I’m in touch with that part of me that’s aware of how my actions make me feel, my heart opens and my choices flow…like I said, it becomes a no-brainer.