Doing It Anyway…

Jane CarrollToday…Bertha…is goading me…don’t you love that word…to step out of my comfort zone…and…do it anyway

Well…that could be about a lot of things…but today…it is about a trial run video that I made…she said…I had to post it to YouTube and then to my blog…

I protested…I don’t know how…and…I’m uncomfortable doing it…then… thinking that I had her…I added…and…that’s the truth…and you know how… Bertha…is about insisting I live my truth…

I should have known that wouldn’t work…and she was all too happy to explain…that…the truth…and…MY TRUTH…aren’t necessarily the same thing…

In fact…in this situation…

The truth is I’m uncomfortable sharing…I’m learning a new technology…I was learning it in my pajamas…with no makeup or coiffure…I’d rather wait until I have a perfect video to share…

But…

MY TRUTH…what’s in my heart…is that…I don’t have to be perfect…it’s okay to just be myself…it’s okay to share my learning curve with others…it’s okay to be uncomfortable…even downright scared…and…do it anyway…

What can I say…here’s the video…next time…I won’t wear pajamas…I’ll fix my hair…well…maybe

Jane…

Rise Above…

You can sink down lower than a mole…or rise Up Up and Awayabove! ~Bertha

Some mornings…when I’m not sure what to write about…I’ll select a Berthaism at random…today…is one of those mornings…

Once I chose it…Berthawho had been quiet until then…chimed in with her explanation…

She says…I always have a choice in how I respond to things…even really negative or painful things…I can let them devastate me…or I can choose to look for the positives in the situation…I can find the lessons…the opportunities for growth…

She says the choice is all part of living my truth…and when I’m in one of those sunken situations…which make me…angry…sad…revengeful…or any of those unhappy of feelings…that it’s time to ask myself…is this my TRUTH…am I a person who seeks to sink lower than a mole…or…am I a person who wants to rise above…

For me…the answer is always…well maybe there’s a little grumbling first…I want to rise above…I want to feel the best I can…I want to be the person who feels and radiates love and joy…

And…then…I do the things that help me feel that way…meditation… contemplation… forgiveness…prayer…just to name a few…

Jane

Send me a message if you’ve been keeping company with the moles…I’d love to help you rise above!

Oh…and the picture is Bertha as a balloon jockey from Bertha-Size Your Life!…she said…flying a hot air balloon is a sure-fire way to rise above.