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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Zillig

Lean towards the light

My friend sent me a picture recently of the microgreens garden she got for Christmas. All of their stalks and tiny leaves were bent towards the window.

“Aw, they're all leaning towards the light!” I replied.

She sent me back “Aren't we all?”

And that got me thinking... yes we are all leaning towards the light, but which light? We are surrounded by so many shiny objects today, I think a lot of us are whipping around like one of those cell phone store tube dancers. No wonder we are all so exhausted, and stressed out.

But the light that is going to lead us to fulfillment is the light within. The quiet, steady light of your own deep knowing and desire. Unfortunately that light often gets drowned out by the noise and glitz of today's society.

But the good news is that you can find your way back to your own light. Here are a few things that have worked for my clients (and me!):

  1. Intentionally minimize distraction. Put some boundaries around how much you use your phone, social media, email, Netflix. Whatever is keeping you distracted.

  2. Let yourself be bored. Resist the urge to escape boredom with your distraction of choice. Ask yourself in those moments, instead of numbing out what is it I really want right now? What sounds fun? What would be amazing right now?

  3. Explore what comes up. Maybe it's picking up a new hobby you've always wanted to try, cooking a new recipe, connecting with a friend you haven't talked to in awhile.

  4. Call in extra support. Get a friend to do this with you and report back to each other on what you discover. Or hire a coach (I have spots available- check out the "Work With Me" page of my site for details).

By being intentional and getting quiet, we can all access our inner wisdom. Following those little whispers of things that call to you can lead to big changes in your life over time.

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