The Next Shiny Thing
Searching For Truth: A Blog by Sherri Smith
At some point you reach a level of exhaustion.
I recognize I have spent the majority of my life trying to live up to some standard or measurement. Never quite arriving. Not feeling authentic.
What I came to realize is that I am exhausted from all this should shit. I am done chasing after the next shiny thing. I guess you would call it surrender. When we raise the white flag it has been taught that we are giving up, yet that is not what I am experiencing. It’s a freedom; I have left the battlefield.
There’s no more rules, no more reaching, no more striving. I realized too that it’s not about making money, it’s about making a difference. It has to start with me.
The following was framed and gifted to me last year by a very dear lifelong friend. After staring at it for an entire year I felt inspired to answer the call. It is not ego, it is an ache. To get raw and real.
Our Deepest Fear
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us….
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Original: Marianne Williamson
I have taken some time away from my life and travelled to Indonesia. I don’t really know what to expect, but I am showing up. Every imaginable doubt and fear has come to mind, and each of them needed to be acknowledged and quieted.
There is a rhythm I am creating here…awakening with the sunrise, doing my practices and allowing the rest of the day to unfold. I am wide open but not reaching. I am being the next shiny thing.
Sherri Smith from A State of Bliss has trained extensively and globally with ancient modalities and traditions to combine the wisdom these teachings into her own unique therapies. We are deeply connected to the natural world and many of the ills of society today are a result of our separation from this. Sherri's commitment to her own journey keep her immersed in teachings, experiences and advancement, in turn providing rich and rare content to her offerings. There is a yearning within each of us to live a greater life. Discover your power, your gifts and your truths.