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Let's Stop "Working On Our Stuff"

One thing that is disallowed in Spiritual Workout world is any talk, ever, about what we are “working on.” I’ve got to work on that. I’ve been working on that one for a while. That’s what I’m planning to work on next. Needless to say, “workout” is in the name of this practice. It implies — and rightly so — that an amount of effort is and will be required as we tend to the changes we want to make in our lives and the things we want to create. But if you ask me, that’s different from “working on our stuff.” These beliefs weigh us down, like throwing a bunch of rocks in our backpacks for no good reason.

Indeed, for most of us most of the time, our habit of framing our personal/spiritual/professional/psychological growth and development in terms of “work” carries with it a battery of likely sub-conscious, non-serving beliefs such as: It’s arduous. It’s going to take a long time. It doesn’t matter if I don’t accomplish it. I will always be working on this.

These beliefs weigh us down, like throwing a bunch of rocks in our backpacks for no good reason.

The law of attraction, as we say, is always on. That’s why we talk in Spiritual Workout world in terms of what it is we are cultivating. For example, I’m not working on losing weight, I’m cultivating my intention for vibrant physical health. I’m not working on my Self, I’m cultivating a new way of being in the world. We’re not working on our relationship, we’re cultivating the relationship we want to be in.

And don’t take my word for it! The next time you find your Self thinking or talking about something you’re “working on,” see if you can shift into thinking or talking about, essentially, what would be the result of what you’re working on. Think in terms of the law of attraction and in terms of intention — being super clear about what you want. Monitor beliefs you have about what is/isn’t possible. Then, as always, just feel for your Self if you experience a difference between working on your stuff and cultivating something new.

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