Recently I went through a period where I was consumed by the “should” questions.

  • What should I do next?
  • In what way should I express my writing energies?

(And at least theoretically I know not to “should” all over myself J)

A coach friend reminded me that at the soul level, I am a creator.  Right now I’m creating all over the place.  So as long as I’m creating, I can’t fail.

That went in deeply.  The ‘shoulds’ went away. It took a lot of the anxiety out of my day.

“Shoulding” over ourselves sometimes reveals that we harbor anxiety about reaching our destination.

All of our life purposes are carried out through walking the path, not necessarily in reaching a specific destination.

May we all pursue our paths, being careful not to get caught in the ruts of our ‘shoulds’,

Best wishes,

Elizabeth