To Do or Be—or Why?
I thought I was pretty good at chilling out, going with the flow, letting things be. Perhaps I am, but only up to a point. There are times when I feel compelled to get into action. To fix something or make a difference or acquire some new thing that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without. Or as my friends can surely tell you, I sometimes just NEED to go take that class or workshop.
And then I start addressing why. Why am I doing this, versus not doing it? Or why not this other thing? Or should I really? And I start justifying and rationalizing. (I’m pretty good at that.)
A wise friend recently suggested the possibility of doing what I do, just because. Because I am who I am, and I do what I do. I like what I like, and I’m interested in the things I’m interested in. And maybe, just maybe it’s okay to be. To be and to trust. To somehow trust that it’s okay. Okay to be.
I recently took a class in how to make handwoven shoe laces. I could tell you it’s because I’d always been a bit curious about tablet weaving. Or that I’d heard this instructor was really good. But, really, it just made me curious and I wanted to spend a day taking that class. Guess what! It was fun, and I may or may not even finish my shoe lace. But I enjoyed being there, and I’m glad I did it.
So, what would you like to do just because? Or how would you like to be just because? My hope for you is that you find some times and places to do and to be, just because it’s who you are, what you do, and how you are.
And if that sounds challenging, and you’d like some help and encouragement, I’d love to work with you, exploring possibilities. You can Book an Appointment or reply to this email or text me at 713-213-7643.
I don’t often teach Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons in person these days, so I’m excited about the opportunity to lead a Feldenkrais mini-retreat at the Jung Center of Houston on Saturday afternoon, October 28. It’s called Unlocking the Rib Cage—Opening the Heart: a Feldenkrais Mini-Retreat
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement our weekly online class is still on Tuesdays, and it’s still Free Pay As You Wish.
Whatever you do or be, for whatever reason, have all the fun you can!