To continue creating the life I desire, I am taking Danielle LaPorte’s weekly prompts and instead of writing them in a private journal, I will share them here. This year I fully embrace the idea that “there is no need to be perfect to inspire others; let others get inspiration by how you deal with your imperfections.” You will find plenty! Feel free to join me!
WEEK 46: What’s the OPPOSITE of your Core Desired Feelings? Are you feeling any of them? If so, how do they show up in your life? These questions may shine light on things you can add to the NOT WORKING or STOP DOING sections of your Planner.
POSITIVE DECLARATION FOR THE WEEK: I have the courage to have the conversations.
On a regular day, there is not a lot that makes me feel “meh”.
That said, lately, I’ve had a terrible cold with a cough that doesn’t seem to want to quit. Combined with the current weather, the grey and wet of late November is dreary beyond words. In spite of it all, I’m showing up the best way I can knowing that without challenges we can’t possibly fully appreciate the joys of life.
What are the opposite of my Core Desired Feelings?
Obligation would be the opposite of agency. I no longer do anything out of obligation and can really feel it when there is pressure to conform in order to make the lives of others more comfortable without regard for my feelings.
Stuck would be the opposite of flow. I am fully in flow, all the time. I don’t hold tightly onto anything now that I know how wonderful flow feels. No more need for (non-existent) control or perfection. Sweet liberation!
Depressed would be the opposite of luminous. Over the years and in some specific situations I have had occasion to be down but never depressed. Now I feel lit from within as I go through my days – even while executing the most menial of chores.
Small would be the opposite of magical. There is a level of positive creative power that comes with magic. For me, magic simply provides a means for expansion.
Closed would be the opposite of surrender. To me, surrender is radical acceptance and openness. I push myself to live that way every day.
Wow, those opposite words are dreadful. They may not be the thesaurus definition of the antonyms of my CDFs, indeed, I doubt they would show up at all. They are what I feel to be the opposite of my Core Desired Feelings and really that’s all that matters in this exercise.