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Thanks for joining me at the “Life is Short…Play BIG” teleseminar

Just got off of the phone for the teleseminar after speaking about Playing BIGGER in your life. For those who joined me, I hope you were able to apply what i said directly to you.

Remember:

  • Step into ‘Anything is possible’ so limiting beliefs and fears don’t determine the universe of what’s possible for you and you can really step out of your own comfort zone and create something that will make a significant positive impact in your life
  • Define what playing bigger in one area of your life looks like even if you dont know HOW to get there. 
  • There is no judgment. Your ideas are not good, bad, small, big…as long as they are meaningful and exciting to YOU

So…what are you going to put yourself on the hook for?  C’mon. Declare it to us so we can support you in it.  We already believe you can get there even if you’re not so sure yourself yet.  Post it as a comment and we’ll keep supporting you in it.

Also, I get something called the Daily OM (www.dailyom.com) whcih gives me a little daily dose of inspiration. During the talk, I received todays. How freaky is this?  It’s all about playing BIGGER!! 

Read it and enjoy…

November 6, 2008
Peeling Away The Layers

Trees Shedding Their Bark

Trees grow up through their branches and down through their roots into the earth. They also grow wider with each passing year. As they do, they shed the bark that served to protect them but now is no longer big enough to contain them. In the same way, we create boundaries and develop defenses to protect ourselves and then, at a certain point, we outgrow them. If we don’t allow ourselves to shed our protective layer, we can’t expand to our full potential.

Trees need their protective bark to enable the delicate process of growth and renewal to unfold without threat. Likewise, we need our boundaries and defenses so that the more vulnerable parts of ourselves can safely heal and unfold. But our growth also depends upon our ability to soften, loosen, and shed boundaries and defenses we no longer need. It is often the case in life that structures we put in place to help us grow eventually become constricting.

Unlike a tree, we must consciously decide when it’s time to shed our bark and expand our boundaries, so we can move into our next ring of growth. Many spiritual teachers have suggested that our egos don’t disappear so much as they become large enough to hold more than just our small sense of self—the boundary of self widens to contain people and beings other than just “me.” Each time we shed a layer of defensiveness or ease up on a boundary that we no longer need, we metaphorically become bigger people. With this in mind, it is important that we take time to question our boundaries and defenses. While it is essential to set and honor the protective barriers we have put in place, it is equally important that we soften and release them when the time comes. In doing so, we create the space for our next phase of growth.

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