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  • Inspiration: Your life is a bird with two wings

    Posted by Bart Hoorweg on October 5, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Some inspiration I saw on the Facebook page of Joe McVeen (

    Your life is a bird with two wings.

    The first wing is personal effort.

    To keep this first wing strong requires Discipline.

    Discipline to…

    – Move your body every day

    – Think positive thoughts

    – Plan your work and work your plan

    – Do what you say you’re going to do

    – Build your skills

    – Do the right things even when they’re scary or painful

    – Show up on time

    The second wing is Grace.

    To keep this second wing strong requires different kind of discipline.

    Discipline to…

    – Spend time in nature

    – Remember to breathe

    – Spend time in silence

    – Let go of the outcome

    – Trust that you’re being guided

    – Accept yourself

    – Be present with those you love

    – Be present with your emotions

    – Let yourself cry

    – Let yourself relax

    When both wings are strong, the only thing left to do is decide where you would like to fly.

    To decide where you’d like to fly, simply ask yourself some simple questions…

    – What’s your dream?

    – How do you most enjoy positively impacting the lives of others?

    – What fascinates you?

    You already know the way.

    Be kind to yourself.

    And may you always choose the pain of Discipline over the pain of Regret.”

    How does this resonate with you?

    sophia replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • sophia

    October 10, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    I certainly feel the interdependence of focused work and letting go, or structure vs spontaneity… I don’t feel “discipline” though. I can’t find a version of self discipline that doesn’t feel like self oppression to be honest. I want to always speak to myself kindly, not intimidate myself into work. I feel you can strengthen your self leadership by addressing trust issues within your inner system. Become the leader your parts follow out of devotion, not fear. (Does allowing your parts to serve you out of devotion sound like “discipline” to you?)