Monday, August 27, 2007

FEAR AND RESISTANCE AND RE-DEFINING SUCCESS

FEAR AND RESISTANCE ARISE WHEN YOU DON'T TRUST THAT WHERE YOU ARE GOING IS BETTER THAN WHERE YOU'VE BEEN--Debbie Ford www.debbieford.com
I got his email from Debbie Ford this morning. She is the author of the book Spiritual Divorce, Divorce as a Catalyst for an Extraordinary life.

This is how I know God is working for me: All weekend I have been overwhelmed with getting ready to give up my house. I have been crying and crying about this. I have been up tossing and turning in my bed worrying about this. I know I made my decision and I thought I made my peace with this decision. But each time I think about it, I get so stressed that I become paralyzed with fear. This house represents success and accomplishment and if I give it up, then I am a failure. I know this is ego and it is taking over my good sense. My sister Lo and I talked about this at great length--why can't I let this go? I suspect because I want to hold on to something that says that I haven't lost everything. I am holding on because to let go is to seemingly forfeit a life of achievement and accomplishment. I know it's a lot of pressure put on a house. And then I got Debbie Ford's email and I immediately knew that I was supposed to get this message today after this weekend of tears and anguish. I have to re-define what success is and IT CAN"T BE MEASURED IN MATERIAL THINGS. Material things come and go. So today, going forward I am re-defining success. The packing up of the house begins today.

1 comment:

BottleBlonde said...

I have to re-define what success is and IT CAN'T BE MEASURED IN MATERIAL THINGS.

So true, yet so easily forgotten. (at least, for me)