Parenting, Relationships and Business … 3 of the best ways to awaken to what’s real and get beyond the patterned/conditioned ways of being that keep us stuck in the ego/mind.
Regardless of which path you are on, you’ll experience the same stuff. Your ego will take a beating, fear will arise, you will become aware that the answer is to let go and get into the flow. You will practice focusing on what you want and letting go of the attachment to getting it. If you are on the path of awakening, you will recognize we are warriors, no matter whether it’s happening through business, parenting or relationship.
The reason I love business as a path is because it’s so juicy. It’s not relationship with just one person, it’s relationship with multiple people. And it brings up all the issues – money, rejection, competition, comparison, limitation thinking, fear, fear, fear – in such a divine manner.
One of my big issues to work with throughout my life has been the money shadow. My parent’s had all sorts of money issues that were passed down. And I’ve gotten to work a lot of those out through business. It’s through business that we really get to see how insidious and deeply rooted these patterns are and if we stay on the path we can exorcise them.
I also feel the most capable at it. I don’t feel so great at parenting or relationship a lot of the time. But,I guess I’ve done enough business at this point that I’ve become what Seth Godin calls an Outlier. I’ve put in my 10,000+ hours in business, so now whatever comes up, I know I can handle it. It doesn’t mean it’s not hard, just that I know I’ll get through it and I can relax a whole lot more.
And I love seeing how all the same things I have had to learn in business are the exact same things I need to learn to be a more present, more aware, less reactive mom, wife and friend. Whatever I’m working on in one area will eventually show up in one of the areas. The only question is where I’m going to learn it first.
I find that learning what I need for the evolution of my soul through business and then applying it to life is a path that feels right for me. What about you? Where do you do your work first? Business? Relationship? Parenting? Something else I haven’t mentioned? I’d love to hear.
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