Finished my 52 concise beliefs I carry now in my fifty-second year of existence.
Wildly, this morning before I finished 2021's list and was able to connect it to 2015- I opened the book: Women Who Run with The Wolves, I opened to this exact excerpt:
"Consistency in manner is an impossible sentence for a wild woman, for her strength is her adaptation to change, her innovation, her dancing, her howling, her growling, her deep instinctual life, her creative fire. She does not show consistency through uniformity, But rather through her creative life, through her consistent perceptions, quick sighted-ness, flexibility and deftness.
If we were to name only one thing that makes the wild woman what she is, it would be her responsiveness.
The word response comes from the Latin: “to pledge, to promise,” and that is her strong suit.
Her perceptive and deft responses are a consistent promise and pledge to the creative forces, be it Duende, the goblin-spirit behind passion, or beauty, Art or the Dance, of Life.
Her promise to us, if we will not thwart it, is that she will cause us to live. She will cause us to live fully alive, responsively and consistently so."
I love a lot about:
Her deep instinctual life (my own)
I think what I like the most about this excerpt from the book being placed in the space between my 2021 and 2015 beliefs is -it seems to blend in most naturally with the theme of a woman's most natural responsiveness and adaptation as life continues to move. Life was very different in 2015 than it is now. Yet I can also see my own personal integrity has been playing out through the Pandemic from my 2015 list.
2015 LIST/WORLD VIEW/BELIEFS
I believe in telling our children how special they are with the appendage that everyone else is special too.
I believe respecting our elders is critical and I wish more parents taught that to their children.
I believe entitled children become unhappy adults whereas, empowered children become happy adults.
I believe teenage years and mid-life is essentially the same thing.
I believe Betrayal is a part of the human experience. We may not know when or who yet it seems to me the point is to grow and learn through it. No matter which side of the betrayal you are on.
I believe when you create healthier boundaries, people may rebel, dislike you, or move away from you. I believe in creating them anyway.
I believe in not coaching someone who didn't request coaching. I believe in not claiming a person is un-coachable if you don’t have their consent.
I believe the questions: "What do you want," or "what do you need," or "how can I be of service to you?" Is way more effective than unsolicited advice.
I believe you could be with someone every day and still not be there every day.
I believe you can know someone for 20 years and never truly know them and You can meet someone for 20 days and have a deep knowing.
I believe every day is a new opportunity to get to know someone all over again.
I believe there are many ways to heal. and it’s all about what resonates.
I believe in choosing joy whenever possible.
I believe laughter really IS the best medicine
I believe I usually want to talk about it, because I usually want to be free from it.
Cause you know...
“I have no desire to suffer twice, in reality and then in retrospect.”
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
I believe affinity, Communication and a shared reality are the 3 places to look at in any relationship-when you see what's missing, you have the power to add it back in.
This was such a cool game to play!!!!!!!