Are you operating below the line?
After reading the musings below, you may have solid awareness around whether you, too, are operating below the line!
What the hell does that mean? Allow me to explain. Smiles.
Think of “The Line” as the exact point of NEUTRALITY;
Where “Above The Line” equates to (=) coming at life from an energy of acceptance, forgiveness, responsibility, cooperation, peace, wisdom, joy and creation (to name a few. wink!)
I.e. Coming at aspects of life from an energy that heals and expands and fosters growth. Constructive Energy.
‘Below The Line’ equates to (=) coming at life from an energy of lack, blame, resentment, anger, defense, victimization.
I.e. Coming at aspects of life from an energy that drains and depletes. Contracting or Destructive energy that cannot bring healing, resolution or growth.
CONSTRUCTIVE, GROWTH-INSPIRING ‘ENERGY’
CONTRACTING, DEPLETING ‘ENERGY’
The last 8 months to a year of my life have brought incredible opportunities to better SEE how I come at aspects of my life. As is always the case with the lovely-balanced Yin-Yang of life, there is “GOOD” news and “BAD” news … turns out I view and come at many aspects of my life in a constructive, creative and expanding/evolving manner. Additionally, there are aspects of my life where I am responding in a manner that does not lend itself to constructive, upward movement. In fact, this ‘energy’ is the very energy that has us feeling that VERY REAL/PALPABLE sense of being STUCK. It make sense: when marinating in blame, victimization, defense (or in a fashion that is similarly depleting) it feels and thus IS downright impossible to affect any ‘movement’ at all.
OK. So, then what?!
For today, perhaps we begin this powerful conversation by merely ACCEPTING that we have areas and aspect of life around which we are triggered to come at things from ‘Below The Line.’ Yep. Done. It Is What It Is.
What areas have you tripping and falling ‘Below The Line?’
(note: your awareness and acceptance of such things is the quickest way to bring yourself back to NEUTRALITY)
Taking things just one step further, in addition to holding gentle awareness around those areas that send us ‘Below The Line,’ perhaps we also SET A POWERFUL INTENTION to merely ‘watch ourselves’ when marinating below the line and NOT TAKE ACTION or HOLD ‘important’ CONVERSATIONS from below the line.
To help illustrate this, I’d like to share my personal intention(s)for taking one step further …. my husband and I have begun conversing on this topic and how we can help each other to maintain NEUTRALITY around those areas that send each of us (individually or collectively) below the line. We’re playing with holding each other accountable to a state of NEUTRALITY when attempting to have dialogue. If either of us trips below the line, we table our conversation attempts until we can come at things from a neutral, or, better yet, CONSTRUCTIVE space/place.
Wish me/us luck! Wink and Smiles!
What is YOUR one step further? What can you intend?
Here’s to beginning with simple AWARENESS of “The Line.”
And … may we forge ahead in ALL areas and aspects of life with LARGE DOSES of AMUSEMENT (ah, to bring LIGHTNESS to the bitterSWEET human condition! LOVE.)