I recently gave a TEDx talk called “Learn your Life” where I encouraged listeners to approach their lives from a learner’s perspective to alleviate some of the stress that comes with all the feelings we have when we’re constantly doing what we need to do to just get through our day and when we get frustrated with ourselves because we don’t seem to know everything we thought we should have figured out by now. The beautiful thing about a learner’s perspective is that it gives you permission to slip up and to learn from your mistakes rather than berate yourself for making them; because, so often, we learn more about who we want to be (what we want to do) by first learning who we don’t want to be (what we don’t want to do). That permission allows for compassion toward Self and that compassion grows and bleeds into other parts of your life.
On the heels of this talk I had several conversations with friends where I said, over and over again, “I feel like I have a message for the world. A message of Love and Compassion as a new world order. I’m just now sure how to get it out there.” Well, in the spirit of practicing what I preach I decided to start this blog. I don’t know if it will be any good, I don’t know what it will turn into, I don’t know if it will even get the message out that I am so excited for the world to hear but I know it will give me a renewed learner’s perspective in my own life and I always grow by leaps and bounds when I do that. In turn, I’m always able to help other’s grow as well.
Self, Love and Compassion are capitalized on purpose – they’re important enough to me that I want them to stand out as the major concepts of this blog.
If you don’t yet know me here’s a page about me that you can look at and think about. I welcome your thoughts and input on anything I do here. In fact, I want this to be a cooperative, inclusive, and participatory experience. That is how we learn from one another and open our mind and hearts to each other – this is how we improve ourselves (our Selves). I ask that when you disagree you be respectful; disrespectful comments will be removed.