I had two experiences this week with a sudden, deeper knowing.
The first was with a person who is in the process of becoming a client of mine.
He just had an exit and is trying to figure out what to do next. We were talking about some of the possibilities, and about seeing that he really didn’t need to do anything, that he was already whole and complete, as a prerequisite to seeing what would show up next.
He had already had a significant opportunity. He was being recruited to be CEO of a startup that was starting to scale and he was excitedly telling me about the opportunity, the underlying opportunity, what it could mean financially.
And then he stopped and looked at me.
“Wait a minute. I don’t want to do that.”
He just knew. There was nothing logical, nothing “on paper,” to explain how he knew. The opportunity looked great. But he sensed that there was nothing new for him there.
He had worked his ass off and made a lot of money. He knew that path. And he now knew that the next thing would be something else. He didn’t know what it was—not yet—but he knew it was not this.
The second experience came to me just this morning.
I have been posting every Friday morning for the last few weeks, but I was going into an online retreat for four days and it started at 8. I would need to come up with something fast and post it before going online.
And when I woke up this morning, I just knew—
“I don’t want to do that.”
I didn’t know when I would post, or what I would write. But I knew “not this, not right now.”
As it turned out, I did write a post—you are reading it now.
It came to be in about 5 minutes. At a break.
Because I trusted it would come. Because the “no” that happened then made room for the “yes” that happened just now.
What do you say no to?
What could it make room for if you did?