“I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.”
This positively focused reminder from Mother Teresa has been ringing in my ears as I’ve contemplated how to organize a 21 day NO SH*T TALKING Challenge. And while I’ve had many inspirations and ideas there always seemed to be this uneasy background static noise taking me out of any written flow. Until last night. With Mother Teresa’s words finally allowing a dawn of realization to break I understood what was holding me back. The words “NO” and “SH*T TALKING” were dragging me down.
What is shit talking?
Any negative talk that you verbalize and is problem focused. For example, “Sally is a real loser.” or “I can’t believe she Donald Trump is such an idiot.” Or, negative talk/thought that you internalize that is problem focused. “I am fat.” “I am a loser.” “I’m ugly”, etc..
What is NOT shit talking
Telling the truth in a compassionate, loving positive solution focused way. For example: “I don’t agree that we should build a wall on the US – Mexican border Mr. Trump because all the stats point to it being a huge waste of money and will accomplish the opposite of what it is intended.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Something I wholeheartedly believe. And this is where our focus will be drawn for these next 21 days. Following Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Mother Teresea’s leads we’ll no longer hold the weight of our heavy less than perfect selves. And for this reason I’ll rarely use the words “NO” and “SH*T TALKING” together.
When No Sh*t Talking Becomes Good Vibrations
For the next 21 days we’re going to strip away talk that no longer serves us. Revealing a little more of our true nature. Right here, I commit to this high vibration experiment and will write post every day hopefully inspiring you to do the same. And this isn’t one sided here folks. Knowing that I was about to take part in the this challenge I’ve been noticing a substantial increase in my negative talk. Maybe I wanted to get it all out and binged a little. Regardless, I’m going to need a little help keeping the train on the tracks. So, please give me some inspiration to keep going with your stories with personal emails. Let’s remove the burden of negativity from our lives, together.
This junk word and thought purge begins with the beautiful light of awareness. Right NOW.