Sunday, June 29, 2014

Who's leading the dance of your life?

I love to read Cheryl Richardson's work.  If you don't know who she is, you may want to visit her website She is a motivational speaker and a life-coach.

Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling books, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace and The Art of Extreme Self Care. I love her books because they are very inspirational and are filled with practical tips to help you take care of your life. 

Well, I have been receiving weekly newsletters from Cheryl Richardson throughout the whole year, but had never had the time to read them. So, I recently decided that this summer, I will make the time to read her letters. 

Today, I was reading one of her letters entitled "Who's leading the dance of your life"? Of course, the title of the letter ready attracted my attention. The main purpose of the letter is basically to force us to examine the relationship between our personality and our soul.  Who is serving who? According to Cheryl's letter, our personality should serve our soul.  But, how do we know that our personality is serving our soul?

According to Cheryl, you know that your personality is serving your soul when: 
  • You use difficult situations as opportunities for growth and greater understanding.  
  • You say no because a choice doesn't feel right rather than say yes just to keep the peace.
  • You stop yourself from being harsh or judgmental toward yourself and choose love and acceptance instead. 
  • You make space in your schedule for solitude, time with nature, and time to create.

In this inspirational letter, Cheryl says "The personality is the vehicle, the instrument or the apparatus that allows us to function in everyday life.  The soul is the Essence of who we are - the Divine energy that animates the personality...the trick is to choreograph a beautiful dance between both partners - the personality and the soul, by remembering who needs to lead - The Soul".

Powerful statements!! Click here to read Cheryl's newsletter.
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