In case you haven't noticed, I've been sailing through The Joy Diet. I've encountered a little resistance but up until this week, nothing has really slowed me down - until this week.
Risk brought me to a full stop. Can you hear the sound of brakes squealing, gears grinding to a halt? I would sit down dutifully every morning and do nothing for a while, think about truth, think about desire, think about creativity and then...nothing. Although I could name what I want, my brain refused to go to the risks I might take to make things happen. I was stumped. I've felt resistance before but never flat out refusal. I'd walk into my day, shaking my head, wondering what was going on.
But a funny thing happened today as I was looking back over my week of journal entries. I took little risks, ever single day this week. Every single day I took a step outside my comfort zone to get closer to what I want - I just didn't think it out beforehand. Even if my conscious mind wouldn't cooperate, subconsciously I was still on task. I just didn't realize it at the time.
Stop by Jamie Ridler's The Next Chapter to see more reflections on this week's Joy Diet ingredient.