Enjoy Yourself

“The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff has a wonderful explanation of Enjoying the Process. An element that is fundamental to the Kaizen Muse Coaching model. Knowing that “…the goal doesn’t mean so much once it is reached; the reward is not so rewarding once it has been given.” I encourage being mindful of the process & what we can do to make it fun, playful & enjoyable.

“That doesn’t mean that the goals we have don’t count. They do, mostly because they cause us to go through the process, and it’s the process that makes us wise, happy, or whatever…Enjoyment of the process is the secret that erases the myths of the Great Reward and Saving Time.”

Enjoying ourselves, our surroundings; the Whole & the Nothingness, is the Way, the Tao – the Sleepless Dream.

Poet Lu Yu wrote:Cover Art the Tao of Pooh

“The clouds above us join and separate,
The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns.
Life is like that, so why not relax?
Who can stop us from celebrating?”

& I say:

May nothing stop you from Celebrating every Blessed minute of your Life.
May you find Enjoyment in the Process & rise above All strife.
Should you find your self forgetting & getting stuck with discontent, remember:
Keep it simple. Take it easy. Make it fun.
With one small step, an Epic journey is begun.

I don’t know where to begin

Universal Wisdom

Open Heart in Universe of Possibilities

That’s one of the most common loops that gets stuck on auto play in my head: “I don’t know where to begin.” Have you ever told yourself that before?

I have so many wonderful ideas, goals, dreams, aspirations, imaginings, but I’m stuck, because I don’t know where to begin.

I caught myself thinking that same thought when contemplating what to blog about first, that I don’t know where to begin.

So I’m beginning there, which is here. Now. Where I am. Not knowing where to begin. Because all we can do, is start where we are.

As a Kaizen Muse Creativity Coach, I’ve learned that we can ask ourselves a question, even if we don’t know the answer. We can ask ourselves a question and our brain wants to find us an answer. It will work non-stop, in the background, digging through our subconscious, to find us that answer. Meanwhile, we get to stay present. Relax. Take a deep breath. Enjoy the moment, have fun, give thanks, fully engage in the process. Trust that it is inevitable, the answers we are seeking will be revealed. They may rise up from within us naturally while we are still or could catch us off guard because we were no longer obsessing about them.  Speaking of which – I no longer feel like I don’t know where to begin – ♥ –

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 64

Peace is easily maintained;
Trouble is easily overcome before it starts.
The brittle is easily shattered;
The small is easily scattered.

Deal with it before it happens.
Set things in order before there is confusion.

A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.

He who acts defeats his own purpose;
He who grasps loses.
The sage does no act, and so is not defeated.
He does not grasp and therefore does not lose.

People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.
So give as much care to the end as to the beginning;
Then there will be no failure.

Therefore the sage seeks freedom from desire.
He does not collect precious things.
He learns not to hold on to ideas.
He brings men back to what they have lost.
He helps the ten thousand things find their own nature,
But refrains from action.