I've been in America for about ten days and it's been wonderful. I stayed with my crazy-fun sisters in Phoenix, so there were late nights and lots of talks. Now I've moved on to Palm Springs with girlfriends before I head back to Sydney.
Family. I love it so much! And whenever I'm with my family I realise I still have a lot of growing to do.
Ram Dass says it best:
Again -- as always -- I learned so much from my sisters. For starters, they reminded me that I need to think more about when to say yes and when to say no.
I think we all walk the delicate balance between being agreeable and being authentic. We all do the dance of Honesty, Wisdom, and Letting Go.
For some people, yes and no are easier. They have a visceral reaction: I am this, I believe this, I say what I think. For some of us, it's far more murky: will I hurt you? Am I being childish? Does this matter? Am I being fair?
I wish I had an easy answer to share this evening, as I sit in a beautiful Mad Men-esque house in Palm Springs, gazing at a gorgeous pool, writing to you.
But I don't.
All I have are questions . . . and questions are really really good.
Questions make us see the world in a different way.
Questions activate our brains, wake them up, and help us reveal our own truth.
Wherever you are right now -- Canada, America, Australia, all around this gorgeous world -- thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet. And if you're new this week, hello and welcome!
Sending you love from America.
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