Have you ever been in “it”? Where all areas of your life seem to be in chaos and you don’t know which way is up?
I was in a recent conversation with a woman I’ll call Jennifer. She is going through a significant break-up, finding a new home and also figuring out how to increase her income—all the while feeling like a failure.
Life can unexpectedly catapult us out of our known life—to the point where we feel like we don’t know who we are or where we are. This is exactly how Jennifer felt. Her external reality was changing rapidly. What she knew as stable and reliable no longer was.
Where was her stability now? What could she rely on?
These are the questions we slowed down on. I asked about her self-care/spiritual practice, and when was the last time she came home—not to her brick and mortar house, but her inner home of peace.
“In the eye of the hurricane there is quiet.” (Where my Ham fans at?!) And this statement is true. No matter what is unfolding around us, we can always come back home inside.
Jennifer knew the place of stillness I was talking about. She also knew her embodiment practice could take her there, yet, she wasn’t doing it. She made a commitment to get to her mat that night—and she did. She was delighted with what she found—joy, peace and love were waiting. She found her way back to herself.
Elizabeth Gilbert has a brilliant Ted Talk on Success and Failure. I shared it with Jennifer—and I’m sharing it with you now.
No matter how far Life catapults us out of our normal reality, we can always come home. I’ll let Elizabeth explain more about what that means in her 7-minute talk.
After you watch, share in the comments what stands out to you. What is your “home”? And how can you come back to it today?
With Fierce Loving,
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“Random Hurricanes of Outcome.”That is a powerful label for the dreaded consequences of being externally centered vs internally centered or externally validated vs internally validated. I am taking that away for deeper thought and consideration.
Dear Crawford: Beautifully stated. I love the way you marinate and meditate on new thoughts and ideas. It’s a joy having you in this community. With so much loving, Amber
Emma Hicks says
I journaled on your question this morning. What I came up with: my home lies in creative innovation. I loved this ted talk Amber! Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful Emma. I love that you took some time with the questions and discovered your answers. Creative innovation. Seems like there’s lots of places this could take you. Enjoy! Love, A
Thank you Amber for this poignant article! And at just the right time! Although my life isn’t experiencing all the turmoil that Jennifer’s is right now, my intuition has been speaking to me about this very topic. How I create a home and sanctuary for myself, and how I do this for my clients too. In a client conversation this morning, my client used these very words to describe the sense of peace she was experiencing after I took her through one of the exercises you taught me Amber (with credit to you of course!). I am thankful for synchronicity and grateful for you Amber.
So beautiful Shona. I acknowledge you for your commitment to your growth—and they way you apply your learnings with your clients too. Love, A