It’s the day before Independence Day . . . one of the most significant Celebrations of our Nation . . . because our Fore-Fathers stuck their necks out and claimed INDEPENDENCE.
I wiki’d “Independence” and got this:
Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory.
Especially intriguing is that last sentence: “The opposite of independence is dependence.”
It occurred to me that when we boil these thoughts and concepts down to a personal level, it’s this balance of Independence/Dependence that defines our Life Balance . . . Life Rhythm . . . Much of it has to do with our willingness to stick our own necks out and CLAIM our Independence from whatever it is to which/whom we are giving our power.
Replace “nation, country, or state” with “PERSON” (YOU) and imagine your own version of claiming independence . . . “exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its (Your) territory (Life).”
Our dependencies show up in all aspects of our lives.
- Other people – Family, Friends, Work Associates, Clients
Our daily challenge is to find some semblance (illusion) of Life Balance. How can we “take Control” over our own lives/destiny?
The harsh truth is that this is something that no-one else can do for you . . . Like our Fore-Fathers, you’ve got to stick your neck out and CLAIM it.
Each quarter, I offer a Life Rhythm Way workshop, and YOU are invited:
Thursday July 12 . . . 10 til it’s over (Likely @ 12:30)
Come work on yourself for a few hours.
We’ll explore some BIG questions like:
- WHO are YOU?
- Life Purpose
- Life Goals
- Who are the important people in your life
- What’s holding you back?
- HOW can you claim independence?
and . . . I promise you’ll walk out of that room at the end with some ideas and tools that you can use IMMEDIATELY to begin claiming your independence to find a smoother life flow.
If you’re interested in getting a little more perspective on all of this, I invite you to read these 2 blog posts.
Monday Morning Coffee – Who’s in charge of caring for your self?
The Faster I go the behinder I get
Let me know if you plan on attending (Only 12 seats available), so I can save your seat.
Whether you show up or not . . . I hope you have a FANTASTIC day tomorrow celebrating the Independence of the Unites States of America . . .
and while you’re at it . . .
Declare your OWN Independence!