Changing Focus

November 16th, 2010

It’s amazing how someone else can bring a startlingly new perspective to a problem you’ve worried like a dog with a bone, like Jacob wrestling with the angel. I had lunch with a friend I don’t get to see very often, and we were talking at breakneck speed about everything from new books (she’s an agent) to new boots (we’re both addicted). It was both exhilarating and inspiring, especially because I haven’t been inspiring myself much lately. When I started describing where I’m stuck in my life right now and the decisions I need to make and the decisions I’d decided to make, she pointed out an option that was so obvious and breathtaking that I’d never even considered it because I was convinced I had to take a conventional, completely-not-me path.  I’d been using my received-wisdom brain instead of my heart, using my I’m-too-scared self in order to make decisions for my I-dare-you self. I promise I will write on the blackboard of my life 100 times, “I will find out what my heart wants and follow it.”

7 Responses to “Changing Focus”

  1. At the speed of light I read those words and it was like I’d been shot…….

    I will find out what my heart wants and follow it…….now scrawled on a yellow sticky note and affixed to the side of my computer screen…………………this one is going to find its way into my life over and over again…

  2. Jen says:

    I just love that!

    ps- You just inspired a new poster! Thanks Nikki!

  3. I’m not really a follow-your-heart kind of girl in most circumstances. My heart is big and sensitive and my mind is smart and rational. I like when they talk to each other. Really, I don’t often find them to be in opposition, because my heart loves my mind and my mind loves my heart. They tend to see the best in each other. : )

  4. hippiechik says:

    …isn’t that the struggle, the yin and the yang, keeping the balance between the heart and mind, man’s world and Spiritual/Universal world, fact and miracles, reality and faith?.

    p.s. – that picture is awesome.

  5. claire says:

    i love the mood of this post. i could use a daily dose of this kind of energy! less than 50 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x

  6. nikki says:

    Thank you! I took it several years ago in Prague and it’s one of my favorites.

  7. nikki says:

    get ready, sistah–a tornado is arriving on your doorstep in London very soon!

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