What is I N T E G R A T I O N?
It’s where the proverbial rubber meets the road. Boots on the ground. Hands in the dirt. Doing the work, rather than simply talking about doing the work. 👣
To be clear, by “the work “I mean anything you want to achieve in your life.
This could be a new dietary protocol, letting go of caffeine, a new meditation practice, or implementing a new plan of action in your relationship.
Though I really became aware of the term “integration” through my spiritual practices, its become one of my core values.
It’s really easy to talk.
Taking action requires more of us…
More commitment, more risk, more stepping out of our comfort zone, more courage.
As a mentor and coach to folks who want to improve their physical, emotional and overall well-being, I hear this phrase a lot:
“I know what I should be doing, but I’m not actually doing it.”
And here’s the thing about the word “should.”
It’s a lot like shame, in that it’s actually a cop-out.
Using the word “should” is a subconscious way to squirm out of taking responsibility for what we actually want in our lives!
Here’s one of my best personal mindset upgrades:
Next time you catch yourself using the word “should “, replace it with the word “want “.
I should meditate every day.
I want to meditate every day.
Try it out for yourself, and see how different it feels to use the word want instead of should. It allows us to take full responsibility for our lives, rather than placing responsibility outside and making ourselves a victim.
From there, you get to actually assess whether this is something you want!
If you discover you don’t actually want it, congratulations!
You’re off the hook and you can stop “shoulding” all over yourself and let that pressure go.
What’s one example from your life where you often use the word “should”?
In support of your evolution,