What do you celebrate?

 

This season every title of the QBR interviews will double up as a journal prompt for our community's exploration. This week's prompt is brought to us by my conversation with Jelena Aleksich

For me, right now, this is what I celebrate...

 
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Appreciation rants are one of my favorite conscious living practices for years. The simple act of acknowledging all that brings me joy has been a powerful tool in my life. Helping me to deal with stress and unexpected moments with more ease.

Right now though, what I am learning to celebrate, more and more each day, is contrast. All the things that make me uneasy, impatient, disheartened, confused, angry and downright lost. 

And I am on mission to do this because I've learned how much more ease I welcome into my life when I do it. Granted, as I mentioned above, acknowledging my joys is what invites more joy. On the side token, learning to see contrast, not as my enemy but as my teacher, my guiding light to clarity, also invites joy. Because there really is no better way to know what you want, then to be crystal clear on what you don't. and for that I celebrate contrast. For the clear moments of not feeling the way I want to feel, and how quickly that puts me in tune with inquiring what then, do I really want in this moment and in life as a whole. 

It's been quite an up and down journey as only contrast can provide. I still, and may possibly always, get agitated and down right livid when I am experiencing it. But when I finally remember every moment is a teaching moment, especially the moments where I don't act in accordance to how I really want, I also remember that it's part of the larger lesson I'm learning and I come back a little more grounded in my understanding. 

What about you Brave? What comes up for you when you think about this question? Feel called to deepen your practice? Check out 8 more journey prompts I created inspired by my convo with Jelena.