Stephen Woolston

Steve's Articles, Coach and NLP Trainer in Maidstone and London

Sometimes life is about pushing more, sometimes it’s about pushing less

Life is the yin and the yang.

A dance of the active and the passive.

Of being the guide and the guided.

Of being the mover and the moved.

Our passage through life is a dance between doing and allowing. You’re not going to build that business or write that book from the couch. Sometimes, though, stop pushing against the resistance and allow life to guide you, rather than you guide it.

Sometimes it’s time to do more.

Sometimes it’s time to allow more.

Peaceful wisdom knows exactly when to do each.

Fragile ego chooses poorly.

As a tip, I can only say this, though I’ve found it a profound guide:

When we feel spiritual and emotional wellness, like we’re dancing in time with life, carry on.

When we feel spiritual and emotional resistance, like we’re dancing out of time with life, stop and take a moment. It may be a signal that it’s time to change between doing more and allowing more.

It can go both ways. If we’re being too passive, that feeling can be a call to get more active. If we’re being too active, that feeling can be a call to get more passive.

Like I said, peaceful wisdom knows.

The ego gets it wrong. If it’s the ego telling us we need to push more, we probably need to push less. If it’s the ego is telling us we need to push less, we probably need to push more. Stopping and taking a moment is what allows wisdom to speak. It knows.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Steve.