I am realizing that we can be open to expansion, receptive to change, ready for a shift, but if we are full-up and full-on, there is no room, and no possibility for expansion.
There’s a common question in life coaching: In order to say “Yes” to this (new opportunity), what do you need to say “No” to?
When I first heard that question, it was revolutionary for me.
But now, I no longer believe that it’s a simple zero sum game. That’s an “outer” way of looking at it.
There’s a difference between expansion and taking more on.
For any true and lasting expansion to occur, an inner shift must happen first.
We will only have the energy, excitement, and vitality necessary for expansion if the expansion is “our’s” to do, and if it is right timing.
- What is mine to do?
- What is it time for?
These are my doors in to discernment.
I sit with those questions until they inspire and inform me, with a clarity of direction, and an understanding of rhythm and timing.
Maybe this discernment process is what it means to be actively engaged in our own expansion.
How do you actively engage in your expansion?