I play. I mix and match. I blend. I am a firm believer that one of the keys to success is to be fluid, to be light, to be playful. If you think that there is a single key for the door of life then you are going to be disappointed. I have never related to one and only one thing in my life. In school I floated between between groups, never linked to one group over another. I'm just me, that's all, and some days I relate to one group of individuals more than another. When studying nutrition I enjoyed and appreciated every diet, hating the idea of being labeled as one thing over another. The one thing that friends can always count on with me is that I will always change. Everything I have done in my life has mirrored my childhood habit, and although I am a very loyal individual that loyalty will never trump what I believe to serve best.
This is especially applicable to my spiritual growth and career. I am a firm believer that no path of spirituality or self help has the perfect answer for every problem (unless it is telling you that there is no perfect answer!). It is about waking up every day, understanding how you are doing and where you are at with your life then picking and choosing the habits and routines that will best serve you. You will not be the same person forever, your body will not be the same body forever, therefor your habits must adjust accordingly. It is when we pigeon-hole ourselves into one particular way of doing and viewing things that we run the risk of getting spiritually stuck.
I was working with a client today and the topic of "Humility" came up, and how powerful humility is! It is one of the greatest rivals to the ego. Humility is ready and willing to be proven wrong, which is the ego's worst nightmare. Humility teaches us to be surprised by everything in life, because the more we remember our ignorance the more we are able to learn. Humility reminds us to stay curious and keep exploring. Just when we think we know everything Humility reminds us that we have so much left to learn. You might have "the best recipe" for living, eating, praying, meditating, exercising, etc. but at some point I promise there will be something that serves you better.
What is the best spiritual practice? The one that serves you best, today. So the best that we can all do for ourselves is to keep learning, keep exploring so that you always know that there is something else that might be better for you. The wise are those who know that there is so much left to learn. You can never be too well-rounded. So play. Be fluid. Learn something new, love it, use it until it's dead, then find something else to learn. Eventually you will have a cook-book for life full of recipes to cure every ailment and celebrate every success.
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.