WORK | Mindset, Heartset
Getting in the right mindset is essential for me.
Our minds can play the leading role in our day to day and they say it's an 18 inch journey from our heads to our hearts.
So I only have to travel those 18 inches to get my head and heart aligned together.
I am very much aware of the disconnect. I see it in myself, in others and in the world around me. To do real soul seeking, story unearthing work, I want to be malleable. Capable of being vulnerable enough to travel the distance from my head and heart and back again without bumping up against my own ego.
And I will. Bump into my ego. We all do. Our ego is our best and worst friend. It likes to tell us we are right and we know all there is to know here.
As a trained interpreter I know all too well the 'interpreter-ego' who sits beside me and rolls her eyes at the things people say and their contradicting body language. Or the way in which what people are avoiding in showing comes out so clearly through their body.
But the truth is, it's what I studied and what I was trained up to recognize but it isn't fact. Not in the punitive sense.
What is fact, is the inner soul journey a person is going through and even then, that is their own reality. Their own personal journey from their head and heart and back again. Be it distorted or aligned with the majority.
For me, this all comes back to mindset.
A mindset & heart set
I want my mind AND my heart to be communicating with eachother to bring me to where I need to be in my work and personal life.
It's an 18 inch journey they say, but I think it takes more than just a hop skip and a jump. I think it takes a desire and a courage that works past what we thought we knew and works towards a more whole and empathetic experience. For our individual self and for others.