I stopped by a few weeks ago to share this playlist with a few thoughts on how I feel about fall.
If you don’t want to click that link my answer is: Melancholy
When I hit this inevitable season of cold/dark/dampness I tend to try really, really hard to pull myself out of a funk.
I google things. Like:
- 10 ways to make your life lighter
- 7 steps to live happy
- 5 practices for mindfulness
- 3 ways to get out of bed easier
I do this because I want a practice. I deeply desire a protocol for my best life. Please tell me what I need to do to not fall into a depressive hole with winter on the horizon. Just give me the steps. I think I know how to do it, but I want a better, faster way.
As humans I think we all want steps. We all want to find our own way, and we also want someone to tell us how to get there faster.
How can I lose weight? I want to find my own way to do it, but do you have a better, faster way?
How can I get my teenager to listen? I think I know how to do it, but do you have a better, faster way?
How can I meet my soulmate? I’m pretty sure they are out there and I’ll find them. Do you have a better, faster way?
We want to do it our way, and we also don’t trust our way either. Because it isn’t fast enough.
We want a better, faster way.
I thought about this while I was googling all the ways for me to not fall into a spiral of depression this winter. I googled everything for a better, faster way. I eventually listened to my heart (she was kinda screaming at me so it was hard to miss) and I think I found my own bullet points.
Curiously the bullet points I was hearing weren’t to save me from depression. They were to save me time, energy, and hours on the internet searching answers. For anything.
They were bullet points of my heart. Simple. Short. Sweet.
My Heart told me to:
These were the necessary steps for better living. And they all begin and end with heart.
- When your heart speaks, listen.
- Use your heart to learn.
- Love with all of your heart.
It’s so simple. And it’s so hard.
I love this lesson so much. I heard it deeply, into every cell of my being.
And I’ll for sure keep googling every other way to live my best life because even though this is the better, faster way…this is the way that will take my lifetime.