#2 Away from Guilt or Towards Thriving?
Happy almost Easter! I had a fun time painting eggs with my friends Tina and Jess while sharing our stories (thank you ladies!). Do you have any fun plans for Easter?
This week I joined a 30-day drawing challenge with friends from Write of Passage. (Thank you Leo for leading this!) The cover of this email issue is my drawing for day 4.
It has been SO FUN! I had many drawings I kept to myself because I was too scared to share with people, but they finally got to see the world! I also had a lot of ideas popping up every day, and it is cool to manifest them on paper because of this challenge. Write of Passage truly was the beginning of me creating and sharing in public bravely.
One of the drawings later turned into an article that I want to share with you this week. It’s about how I started to thrive instead of just escaping from shame.
Away from Shame or Towards Thriving?
For the past three years, I made several life decisions that dramatically changed my life. Everything looked awesome from the outside, but I didn’t feel awesome. I was just surviving. My actions were driven by one thing: escaping from negative feelings.
It is not until I was introduced to Neurolinguistic Programming, that I started to “dream”. Now I can take the same actions but feel a much more pleasant mental state.
Running away from negative feelings like shame or guilt makes me feel drained, scarce, and isolated.
Moving toward thriving made me feel energized, abundant, and belonged.
If you also want to walk toward thriving in your life, check out this article!
Lost in Translation
I’m going to watch EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE after sending this email. Do you know in Chinese, it’s translated into 媽的多重宇宙, which means “madafaka multi-universe ” lol?
This translation is pretty brilliant, some of the other translations are terrible.
David Whyte’s Crossing the Unknown Sea (love this book!) is translated into 愛上工作, meaning “Fall in love with Work”
Seth Goldin’s Linchpin is translated into 夠關鍵，公司就不能沒有你, meaning if you are important enough, your company can not do without you.
There’s a reason why I never picked up David Whyte or Seth Goldin’s book in a Chinese bookstore …
That’s it for today. See ya in two weeks!