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Resetting, Again and Again


Just Rolling with It

June 3 · Issue #97 · View online

Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on pursuing our individual dreams, not the dreams of others. Learning to hear our inner voice to guide us toward them while filtering out the noise of modern society’s dream pushers.

How often do you hit the reset button?
After I started JRWI, I feel like I would hit the reset button a lot. Before JRWI I barely ever hit it.
The shaky feeling I wrote about last week got me thinking about resetting again. I’m starting to realize a reason I’m feeling shaky is because I’m starting to try and make things solid again.
By this I mean, as things started to feel pretty good, I began grasping for them. I started trying to solidify them, in the hope the “good” wouldn’t change.
As a result, I started feeling stuck again. My tension started rising a lot. Sleep started taking a hit, too.
I started getting stuck on the activities and habits I thought were serving me well. While I believe many still do and will continue to do so, the rigidity I was structuring to preserve them started feeling counter-productive.
I’m pretty good at developing and sticking to routines. Not getting too strict with them is my challenge. I realize now that I’m getting too strict with them.
Some of the shakiness may be coming from an urge to try and resist change that needs to happen. Although I was trying to soften into, rather than harden to the changes, I still found myself holding on to my routine for dear life.
This became clearer to me over the weekend. I went to my first true Ayurvedic consultation with a very skilled practitioner. As we talked, I realized some of my longest held beliefs may not be serving me well.
For example, the bulletproof coffee I’ve been drinking since JRWI started may be doing me more harm than good. So I started cutting it out as of yesterday. The consultation shook up a few other of my long-held beliefs.
So I feel like I’m hitting the reset button again. It feels frightening, uncomfortable, hopeful and liberating.
Let’s see how it goes 😅
How about you? When’s the last time you hit the reset button and why did you do it?
Or maybe you’re feeling like you should, yet find yourself hesitating?
Let me know by responding directly to this email.
Semi-Random Thoughts
Last week’s shaky post resulted in 5 people unsubscribing. Usually 0-2 people do. I wonder if it’s because the topic feels uncomfortable?
That said, seeing the subscriber count slowly decay does feel demoralizing at times. It also makes me feel even more grateful for the about 600 of you who form a very stable subscriber base.
I’d love to engage with you more often, as well as connect readers to each other. Please let me know if you can think of ways we can do that here 🙏
Oh, and if you wouldn’t mind forwarding an issue along to a friend or two once in a while, that would be fantastic too!
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