It was a cold, rainy day and I had put aside the whole weekend to attend a conference virtually (you know the one I’m talking about #artfulbizcon). There were some AMAZING speakers scheduled over the two days. I had been feeling so excited all week and then the first day, I woke up feeling tired and scattered. I got my herbal tea, I set up my space with my laptop and a notepad, I had my box of nailpolish ready to go (I find it helpful to do something with my hands while I’m listening to something).
The morning was great, I was feeling grateful for the wintery weather outside making me feel comfortable sitting inside, snuggled up in my dressing gown. The lunch break came and I realised that the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to shine between the clouds. I felt the desire to go outside and walk near the beach. For a split second, that voice came into my head saying “you won’t have time, you’ll be late getting back for the next speaker”. In that moment, I decided not to pay attention to this voice and I chose to go with my desire.
That walk was beautiful. I relished in the sunlight, fresh air and greeted a few people and dogs that I passed. It was so beautiful that I didn’t track time and I wasn’t concerned about it. I eventually arrived back to my computer, yes I had missed one speaker but I was so much more present for the whole afternoon with the remaining 3 speakers, I had no regrets. In fact, I experienced the opposite. I had so much gratitude towards myself for honouring and trusting that urge to get outside.
For me, this happens all the time. I will have a desire for something and I don’t intellectually know why. When I follow my intuitive self, it becomes obvious after the fact as to why that needed to be so.
So my challenge to you is this: To connect with your desires. Can you then trust and honour them?
Let me know below how you go