I remember years ago at my sister’s wedding in Mexico, I was assigned to deliver a speech.
For some reason, my stomach felt awful the day of the wedding. It’s like I got whacked with some ‘bug’.
So I was laying on my bed while some of the wedding was going on, debating in my mind whether or not I could pull this off.
I really did feel horrible. There was no way I could get up. I literally went to the bathroom numerous times because I thought I was going to vomit.
Then, something in me saw my sister, my responsibility, my family, and that really only me was the one to give the speech I envisioned, so I just said, ‘get up and go give the speech.’
In that moment of decision, I moved.
I walked down to the lobby, set up for the talk, gave the presentation, and absolutely danced the night away with my family. I am telling you, untapped, liberated energy all night long.
It was such an incredible learning lesson.
When I am in my own ‘shit’, suffering ensued,…AND IT WAS REAL for that version of me.
When another part of me found a reason that served many people, energy and purpose ensued…AND IT WAS REAL for that version of me.
So what’s real? BOTH.
So, knowing both are real, now I have a choice.
And so do you..
P.S: If you would have told the suffering Steve that he needed to do a speech, he would have told you to F-off.
P.P.S: So when I say ‘you have a choice’ I am speaking only to the empowered version of you.
P.P.P.S: Let’s make some magic
P.P.P.P.S: Check out my latest Embodied Education Zoom class on The End of Suffering here