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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.

Much love,


  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for another powerful reminder of choice and language. Reminds me of the saying Where there is a Will there is [the] Way. Now we can add a new one, Where there is a grudge, we do not budge. Have a wonderful day Robyn. Thank you for moving our minds.

    • Robyn says:

      Chris, I’m keeping yours – I think we can open a bumper-sticker business. Seriously, I’m in line to be the first subscriber to your blog if you decide to start one!

  2. KD says:

    Thanks for the reminder to watch my attitude and my focus. When I keep the universe at my center I find I am grateful and do things willingly. When I let my thoughts wander I’m much more likely to resist life, seemingly by nature sadly enough. It’s important to me that I not live resisting.

    • Robyn says:

      Kirsten I loved how you said this, “It’s important to me that I not live resisting.” Thank you for that interpretation – it really rings true to me for my own life.

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