1 December 2014

I'll Be Damned If This Doesn't Work

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Oh dear. How on earth did I get up here?

You didn't get to this moment, right here and now, by accident.

The joy doesn't appear from nowhere, neither does the stuckness, or the discontent, or the inspiration that's been cranked up to full.

Curiosity is the force that takes refuge in our proverbial cockpits and steers the ship.

And let's get real about something: this is a very, very, very good thing.

It's just that – oh, bugger – most of us are plugging all our curiosity circuits into the wrong pursuits.

Let's put an end to that, shall we? Allow me to share an excerpt from my book: one that truly reminds you of the power that's available to you when you regain a little composure and take back the reigns.

Quick little note: Ooops! In the video I said that folks who have read the book have been saying: 'This book isn't for Party Girls.' What I meant to say was: 'This book can serve so many more women than just the Party Girls.'  Right. As you were.

Most of my friends are not into self-development and spirituality the way I am, but I feel like your book is a perfect bridge for them. I know that your story will resonate with them - Nicole. M

 Peace Practice

First, choose your vice of choice, and then answer me these two questions in the comments (along with any other lovely words that you may or may not like to add). :)

1. How do you feel when you take the first sip/ first hit/ swipe the credit card/numb out in your own signature way?


2. Using curiosity as your fuel, what else can you do to feel that way, which instead supports your health and greater vision for yourself?

I can't wait to hear from you below, and of course, if the Spirit moves you, please share this post.

T xo

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    • 1 December 2014

      My first sip back in the days was always filled with excitement but slight dread, is this gonna be a huge night how bad is the hangover gonna be. I was always called upon for the entertainment, the fun factor, "Alex is always up for it". Recovering from a serious illness my curiosity and instincts guided me towards clean eating and exploring my spirituality, and I completely transformed into the person I knew I should be ( it also lead me to your incredible blog). Now I am called upon for recipes and health tips, "give Alex a buzz she'll sort you out if your feeling rough"! I have a lot to thank for my curiosity, I truly believe it lead me to the beautiful life I have today. x

    • Pam
      3 December 2014

      The lure of the novel and new - hopes of new discoveries and new possibilities, lead me on my first most daring and curious adventure, fueled by hopes of acceptance and love. The tryst instead turned into isolation and escape, driven by the fear of losing love or anything that would reveal that truth to me.

      I didn't know the love lost was my own - for myself. Self-love, self-respect, self-worth, self-knowledge only to be sought and found in confirmation by others. Me hiding behind a facade to ensure the acceptance and love would never be released.

      Although curiosity never died, the risk taking did - destined to only follow the path of others.
      Yet, ironically curiosity lead me to that truth and the liberation I always sought. And without a doubt curiosity will lead me to the next big high.

    • Kathy
      3 December 2014

      First sip - for sure that resonates. And it was the first sip every night on arriving home from work - EVERY night. The hit was pure heaven, a sense of "I'm home, I can relax, I can put the day and the world behind me". The first sip of the second (and often third, fourth etc) glass was less euphoric - not that I ever articulated it but I knew on some level that I was sabotaging my health - physical, mental and emotional.

      So how can curiosity get me that same hit? Or more accurately, how HAS curiosity gotten me that same (or more accurately, better) hit? The curiosity that has led me to research different styles of meditation and yoga, and helped me sift out the ones that suit me best. From my first down dog the hit is noticeable. The same curiosity led me to a 10 day Vipassana retreat. The hit from that took an age to come down from. Again, the curiosity led me to find blogs such as yours Tara, and seeing a new email from said writers never fails to give me the hit.

      I feel I could go on and on. So I'll wind up by saying that having seen what curiosity has done for me, I'm confident that it will continue to provide me with hits as I venture along my path, wherever it may take me.

    • laura
      19 March 2015

      great post Tara! Love your honesty!

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