THAT WORD IS SHOULD!
Oh, don’t you just love it when we catch ourselves saying “should”? That word ‘should’, it truly needs to be eradicated.
We should do this, we should do that. When I use this word, I am echoing a past part of myself. I am not a happy camper when I use that word.
Nope, I am hereby declaring this word is no longer allowed in my vocabulary.
I recently took stock of how often I was using should. And it was an eye-opener. Worse yet, don’t laugh, I know you know this dear reader, I was using it to tell others what they should do!
Wow! How arrogant of me to think I know what others “should” do!
I have now fully committed to eradicating that, not going to say it, word! Here is why.
I am willing to completely free myself from the constraints of that word of construct. That way if aim to free myself from the intent and emotional burdens of that word, I am also allowing others their freedom. Big of me, yes?
How do we get rid of Should’s in our LIVES?
Well, here’s the thing. How do we break free of the constructs that hold us back?
If I am living in a ‘should” world, that means my gifts and joy will not come forward.
That does not feel freeing at all.
I am so ready to fly and soar. My can do it My can-do-it-ness has reached new incredible heights.
So why would I hold myself back?
Oh yeah, that history of learned behavior.
Can I eradicate that also? Just have a ritual ceremony where I have a large campfire and burn the word with its history of learned behavior. Would that not be fantastic, if it was that easy.
I hereby declare this day to be the eradication of past learned behavior. That includes the word I shall not say again. And we could declare it a global holiday!
LETTING GO OF SHOULD TO MAKE ROOM FOR YES!
Imagine if we all let go of that word, and were free to completely be ourselves without that inner critic? Well, I don’t know about you, but I think I will start an online petition. Honor this day of eradicating should.
Replace it with I shall!
Because I want to do it. It is the right thing, I am free to choose. Woohoo!
“I shall” has a very different ring, doesn’t it? It feels empowering and life affirming. I could wear it like a badge of good conduct. We could start a whole new movement. I shall!
Try this experiment today. Count how many times you use the you-know-what-word. And also be aware of how you are using. What is the context? Worst yet, how do you feel when you use it?
Then just laugh at yourself. Give yourself a hug, or some potato chips. And know that in this journey of being human, we have the grand capacity of loving Let’s do it really well!
I really want to hear how you found your words flowing, Leave me a comment below. I will answer.
Say this with me! We are choosing to be consciously aware at every moment of the energy we put out. I am committing to saying this several times a day. NO MORE SHOULD ‘S! Will you join me in this effort?
Thanks so much for being here.
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