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Inspiration Prompt – Life Happens

August 31st, 2009 by Avital

Me in Las Vegas - Life Happens I think that this life lesson fits perfectly with my two months absence form Creativity Prompt. No matter how well or how badly I plan – life happens eventually.

At first I wanted some time off so I can get ready for my first workshop “Capture Your Dream“. But even after the workshop started and went on fabulously, I still needed some more time to recollect my thoughts and find my focus again. In other words, life happened.

I will soon reopen the registration for the workshop, as a self-paced workshop and I am also going to reveal a few more workshops in the coming months.

In the meantime, Creativity Prompt will resume its regular schedule of an Inspiration Prompt each Monday, a Journaling Prompt each Wednesday and a Creativity Prompt each Friday.

Going back to regular posting after a long pause isn’t easy. This quote by Philip Gulley has inspired me to do so:

Too many times we pray for ease, but that’s a prayer seldom met. What we need to do is pray for roots that reach deep into the Eternal, so when the rains fall and the winds blow, we won’t be swept asunder.

To that I will add these three pointers – that has been helping me time and again:

  • Breathe. The long pause has fed the monster of self doubt and self criticism and it planted fear and overwhelmingness inside us. A deep breathe will cleanse the poison and calm us down.
  • Lose the negativity. After we have washed away the toxicity we should take care of the monster’s long arms: shame, fear, high expectations and perfectionism. We can banish those calamities by filling ourselves with belief, self acceptance and permission to simply be.
  • Find focus and thrill. Our body is clean and is radiating with positivity. Now is the time to take a moment, contemplate. Find what drives us. Rekindle our passion and focus on everything that is good about our path which we came back to and started striding on again.

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Have you ever felt ‘Life happening’ at full steam? What helped you to go back to your normal routine? Please share by leaving a comment on this post.

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14 Comments to “Inspiration Prompt – Life Happens”

  1. Sally Hackney says:

    When “Life happens at full steam” for me I mentally step back, slow myself down and say…”Be still and know that I am God.” This helps me stop and listen for His voice. I am printing your post today. It’s like you wrote to me today. It is priceless. Thank you. Sally

    • Avital says:

      Thank you so much, Sally. There is a saying: “A man plans and god laughs” I am not sure it’s laughing but I’m pretty sure the saying is yet another synonym for ‘life happens’ :)

  2. Melanie K. says:

    yes, life happened the last week of class! I am sorry I disappeared … I did almost finish …. it was wonderful and I recommend it to EVERYONE! You are fantastic … always quick with a kind word … and help! Thanks so much!

    • Avital says:

      Thanks, Melanie. I really loved your work, thanks for sharing it with everyone at the workshop.

  3. Rivi says:

    I am so glad that you are back ! and it made me cry to read your words since they wer written about me today… yes life happens… and I wanted and ease… and started breathing…. And I need to remind myself to stay commited and focused and inspired… my girls went back to school today which was happy but also a bit distressing. I am glad I will “meet ” with you again 3 times a week. Plese share about the workshop.
    many hugs and love.

  4. Brenda says:

    Wow! I thought you wrote this post today – just for me. I could relate to the whole thing, but when I came to leave you a comment, I noticed it rang true for alot of other people too.

    Thanks for being such an ispiration to soooooooo many of us. Welcome back.
    ~Brenda

  5. Hi, good to hear from you. Although I am new here, I’d like to share what helps me. When life happens, I remember the following that Eckhart Tolle wrote in his book, The Power of Now.

    “If you find your life situation unsatisfactory or even intolerable, it is only by surrendering first that you can break the unconscious resistance pattern that perpetuates that situation.

    Surrender is perfectly compatible with taking action, initiating change, or achieving goals. But in the surrendered state a totally different energy, a different quality, flows into your doing. Surrender reconnects you with the source-energy of Being, and if your doing is infused with Being, it becomes a joyful celebration of life energy that takes you more deeply into the Now.”

    Look forward to seeing your Inspiration Prompt often.
    Seongsook

    • Avital says:

      Thank you for sharing, Seongsook. I really appreciate it, especially that you took the time to share an inspiring quote :)

      I haven’t read any book by Eckhart Tolle yet. I believe that a person always has the power to overcome or leave an unsatisfactory or intolerable situation (unless his freedom is hindered). However, I do not resonate with the word “surrender”. I believe it demands a lot of power. As I see it (and needless to say everyone sees things differently), to give ourselves permission to simply be is an active deed and not a passive surrender.

  6. regina says:

    Hi, I recently discovered your blog and have been going through the archives. I am thrilled that you are going to be posting again.

    What helps me when lifes happenings take over is deep breathing, yoga or meditation (even if it is for only a few minutes) and a nice cup of soothing tea.

    thanks for coming back!!

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