Shit happens. Sometimes big life changes are out of our control. Other times, we consciously
decide to stir up our own shit and take our life in a different direction. What I’m talkin’ about
here are the times where we made a big commitment; to either do something new or to end
Almost always, in the freshness of that choice, we feel confident. After all, it was of our own
doing. Excitement and joy are how we feel when we’re living in Freedomville. Believing our
future is bright, we’re inspired to share our awesome plans. We says things like this to
You can do this! It’s going to be amazing.
Your life is moving in a wonderful direction.
This voice, the one that comes from our heart, makes us feel good. It’s reassuring. It’s kind. It
speaks to us with love. I call it our heart voice and it has a wisdom that is beyond measure.
But many of us have another voice that sometimes shows up to spoil the fun. It’s a shitty voice
that’s based in fear. It gets in our head and starts saying things like:
You’re an idiot. There’s no way you can do this.
Ya – big mistake – this is NOT gonna work out well.
This voice is from a place I call Victimtown. It has its own agenda and it’s got nothing to do with
what’s in our best interest.
Here’s the thing; we get to decide which voice we listen to. And, well, if the train has already
left the station as they say and we’ve made a commitment, then there’s really no point in
listening to that shitty voice.
Just like David Bowie’s song, we may need to “turn and face the strain” of what the Vicimtown
voice is saying. With awareness of its motivation, we can choose instead to place greater stock
in what our heart has to say. Complete trust in the outcome is what maintains our momentum
of excitement and confidence. Complete trust in the outcome is what keeps us safely
ensconced in Freedomville.