Podcast 22/52 – Life-sucking lies?

I just loved this episode from Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields, on the number one life-sucking lies that many many people listen to… me included!

Can you figure out what the number one life-sucking lie we all tell ourselves is?

I don’t have time. 

Feel familiar? Oh how many times I’ve stated that I don’t have time. But, alas, it isn’t a common phrase in my vocabulary any more. Honestly. I’ve experimented with removing phrases like I don’t have time, I’m so busy, I just don’t have space for anything else, and the like. Included in that is also a choice to replace Musts and Shoulds with Wants.

And guess what? It actually does make a difference for me. Being specific with what I want to do, as opposed to stating what I must do, does make a huge difference in how I approach that which I chose to do.

BoldomaticPost_It-s-not-the-box-that-societyIn this short GLP Riff Jonathan Fields talks about a few different ways to look at this life-sucking lie, and since I found it valuable, I take him up on his request at the end, by sharing it with you in the hope that you also find it valuable. Do you?

 

Dust if you must

There’s a poem written by Rose Milligan of Lancaster, England, that goes like this:

Dust if you must
but wouldn’t it be better
to paint a picture, or write a letter,
bake a cake, or plant a seed;
ponder the difference between want and need.

Dust if you must
but there is not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
Music to hear, and books to read,
friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must
but the world’s out there
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain;
this day will not come round again.

Dust if you must
but bear in mind,
old age will come and it’s not kind.
And when you go,
and go you must…
You, yourself, will make more dust.

20130923-122822.jpgI am not much for dusting, and I can’t say I’ve ever felt that dusting is a must. But there are those who do. And that’s not better or worse than not feeling the urge to dust. But put it in the right perspective – do what you do for you, because it serves you and not because it’s a must.

Are your musts interfering with you living life to it’s fullest?