We all have super powers.
We all have parts of ourselves that can spring forth and save the lost child within, rescue the raging mind from the wrath of the evildoers, carry the confusion across the rushing river to the clarity of the shore. But we must expand our creative vision of what it means to be a superhero or we might miss it!
My inner superhero? Mediocre Woman
My superhero’s tagline? Finding Inner Peace by Lowering My Standards.
I discovered her a number of years ago when I was weak and suffering from a bad back and had a physically demanding job. I called my boss, not sure what to do, and he said we should go ahead and work but that he would carry the really heavy bags and we could do our best to have a mediocre day and not get much done. I felt so loved and supported. Work would go forward, we would be mediocre, and all would be well! Thus Mediocre Woman was born.
I soon felt completely liberated by my new superhero. All the problems stemming from my high standards I had for myself and others and society could be reduced or resolved completely if I just lowered them.
Mediocre Woman was saving my world. She was getting less done, doing it worse than before, and feeling more relaxed and content than ever!
Last week I was feeling stressed out from moving,unpacking, starting a yoga teacher training, getting ready for a big trip, and neglecting All is Listening.
Last Tuesday was All is Listening‘s first BIRTHDAY! And I had such grand plans for celebration…but then what I really needed was to sleep, to go dig in the dirt, to not push myself, to go slowly, to LISTEN. So just when I was heading down the rabbit hole of despair Mediocre Woman came to the rescue, she reassured me that all would be well and the sky wouldn’t fall if I just ignored my blog’s birthday.
So I did. I neglected my blog and nurtured myself. I listened deep to the quiet and followed the inner call of what I needed as it unfolded in the moment.
Mediocre Woman connected me right to SOURCE. She saved me from separating from my truth in the name of holding up appearances, being on top of things, having high standards.
So I stayed under the covers and listened to the thunder, I turned over the garden beds, I planted peas, I cooked dinner, I did yoga, and I loved every stitch of my mediocre life in this mediocre minute.
Who’s your inner superhero? You are welcome to mine, she is available at a moment’s notice.
Belated birthday celebrations soon to come…or maybe it will take awhile yet?