A few weeks ago many things that I have been working with for the past 6 months all broke free at once. The manuscript from my book came back from the editor, meaning I can now send out proposals to publishers. My new video camera came in allowing me to start shooting video and creating video blogs. I also had just started to search for places to facilitate retreats in 2020. And, I go to my 7-day meditation
retreat in a couple of weeks. A month ago, I was waiting for all of these things to take form.
My immediate response was both excitement and overwhelm. While I was happy all of these things came to fruition, my rational mind would have preferred that they came one at time. For instance, I could find places to do retreats, then send out my book proposal, then go to retreat, then start shooting video.
But then it occurred to me that maybe these things all came at once for a reason. They certainly are all interrelated. As I looked into sending out my book proposal, one publisher wanted to know how many people I had following me on social media. On the same day, the audio book on marketing with Youtube spoke of building a following on Youtube and social media. Hmm… perhaps I could start building a following and then add that to my proposal? It also makes sense to build a following for my retreats, and the retreats in turn would give me subject matter to shoot video about.
While it was certainly not convenient, I am beginning to see that these things coming at once are benefitting each other. Perhaps Life has a better idea on the timing of things than my rational mind. Plus it eventually gets down to, here they all, so what am I going to?
So what is coming to you right now? Are the things coming to you able to affect each other in a positive way?
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.