I feel as though I've taken on a little bit of a mission of late...
To help people understand that they can easily transform their FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) into JOYO (the Joy Of Missing Out).
I write about this pretty extensively in High, and it doesn't cease to amaze me how often this theme keeps appearing in my life.
Today's video, like many of the stories in my book, is a personal one, and it comes to you offering a few insights:
:: How to take an inventory on how and where you're splintering your energy
:: How to have a grown-up conversation with someone you love
:: How to re-interpret what would once trigger you into a Missing Out spiral, into a source of pleasure, joy, care.
And it all comes down to this one fundamental question...
Is there such a thing as an abundant compromise?
Can sacrifice feel prosperous?
I tend to believe that (hell) yes, it can.
And here's why:
I love the way that paradox presents itself in relationships...
The way great intimacy ensues after tension.
The love that pours from the heart in a moment of forgiveness.
The frustration and fed-up-ness that can rear their heads into a conversation when suddenly all is on the table, and everyone is seen and heard and held.
I'm passionate about love being honest. About it not needing to be perfect, but needing to be deep, and light, and visceral.
So many of us give up in the face of adversity, but friends, The Power Struggle in a relationship is a sign that it's evolving, that it's shifting, and it's an invitation to merge with your love more deeply than ever.
Can you give up your need to be in control and instead meet your lover where they are, with full acceptance, with a listening heart, with patience?
More than anything, this beautiful conversation that Glen so very bravely kickstarted has reminded me that though I am a businesswoman, and a creative, and a writer... none of those things is actually what life is about. We can be very quick to trade addictions on this journey. From drugs to marketing. Cocktails to eCourses. Sex to Facebook.
We don't have to be turned on all the time. Not when there is such beauty right under our noses.
I hope this touched you in whatever way it needed to. I really look forward to hearing from you below. All shares and comments appreciated.