Last week, I watched an inspiring Tedx Talk by Mel Robbins. She said that if you have a creative idea, you have 5 seconds to act on it. After that, the idea vanishes right out of your head. This totally resonated for me. Lots of great ideas have vanished from my overstuffed brain as I sat in the kitchen with a ladle and a crockpot trying to come up with some dinner idea my kids would eat, and making a mental grocery list for my next trip to Trader Joe’s.
Later that afternoon, I was working on a voice memo (or “mom talk” as I call them) for one of my kids when a great idea lodged in my brain. Wouldn’t it be great to make mom talks for myself? To remind myself of all of my amazing spiritual tools? To hear myself calmly guiding myself back to my center? And I had a vision of me about to freak out over something one of the kid’s did (or didn’t do), or over the fridge leaking again, or over the damn dog peeing on the new shag rug again, and then NOT freaking out because I listened to my own mom talk and was miraculously transported into my Loving!!!
I grabbed my phone and recorded it– Thanks Mel!
The amazing thing was, it worked! The talk was less than one minute long. But after I listened to myself reminding me of the spiritual opportunities present, I experienced a massive shift in my energy and a sense of re-alignment. For me, this was a huge time-saver! There are so many times I need to Work My Process over some issue about my work, the school, why my kid procrastinates, how my husband eats garlic before bedtime and it drives me crazy, but then I get sucked into the limiting belief that I don’t have time for spiritual upkeep.
Well, guess what? I do!
Even a time-challenged, my-life-is-a-shit-storm, crazed mom like me has ONE minute.
So here it is. This week’s debut One Minute to Sanity was inspired by a moment between my 17-year-old daughter and me. I hope you enjoy!
Episode 1: Just Listen. What would it be like if all my teenager really needed was for me to sit among her dirty laundry and listen?