From My Heart — Laughing
How many times in the last week have you laughed at yourself?
I typically get a good laugh at myself a couple of times a day minimum – and this past week was no exception (I’m a goofball in case you don’t know so there’s a lot to laugh at)! One laugh was by far the funniest on so many levels that I have to share it with you.
You’ve heard me talk about surrender, letting go of attachments, etc. – but the question is: How good am I at walking my talk?!
Whether working on my book or my weekly From My Heart blog, writing is an extremely emotional process for me. I was trying to explain it to a friend earlier this fall, and the best description I could come up with was that it’s sort of like hurtling myself down a steep incline. I have to let go of control so completely and just let the message flow.
Writing scares me and it overwhelms me. And it’s so liberating. It’s one of the ways that I am on purpose in my life. Last week I backed up to a 40,000 foot view of the spiritual journey and wrote about the paradoxical patterns on the spiritual journey (it was called On Closer Examination) I successfully hurtled myself down the hill so I was in the groove when I was writing it.
At the end of the blog, I shared a bit about why I’ve changed formats in my emails to you each week. I find when communicating with you I always have two choices: complete transparency – or I can sprinkle some BS in the mix. You know the difference – and so do I. I always strive for the authentic approach.
So when I explained why emails are now broken I gave two reasons: 1) My emails are getting longer – and I want to respect your inbox and the privilege you’ve given me of communicating with you regularly. And 2) I want to have a “live” conversation in the comments beneath each entry. For our benefit – and all the other folks who read my blog.
Here’s the funny thing: Not a single comment was posted in response! I thought that was hilarious!! It’s as if God was saying: “Really, Ken?” How about no response to test how attached you are to comments.
This got me thinking about attachments – and the practice of surrender – and how complete freedom (happiness, joy, peace, etc.) comes only with complete surrender. Even (or especially) with the “small” things. Like comments on my blog, LOL!
I had a chance to laugh even more about this when I was in private session with a client I work with every-other-week. She commented about how much she likes my weekly emails – and we both had a good laugh at last week’s laboratory of life lessons.
Are you good at laughing at yourself?
I’d like to think that I’m always good at putting myself in the laughter spotlight for whatever reason. The truth is, that’s not always the case. I’m wondering if there’s an inverse relationship with attachment and willingness to laugh at myself. The less attached I am, the more willing I am to laugh. And of course, the more attached I am, the less willing I am to laugh.
This is one of the more pleasant feedback loops I’ve discovered along the spiritual journey. Some of the feedback I’ve been working through hasn’t been so funny. Whether I’m laughing or crying, the opportunity to come to a greater state of resonance and surrender is always getting my attention.
What’s asking for attention in your life right now? Is it the opportunity to laugh at yourself?
Is it an opportunity to let go of an attachment?
That’s it for this week…From My Heart.
PS – I gave you a heads up about A Day of Awakening last week – and this week it’s here! Visit the site check out the video – and learn what my good friend Christine Kloser and I have been getting ready for you on the 29th of November!
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