What is stopping you?

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) will be on September 21st and 22nd this year. In preparation for this new beginning, The Well is offering reflection prompts for each day of the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah.  The prompt I discovered this past Saturday on Twitter was so good, I couldn’t help but  #Reflect4Rosh myself.

Here’s the prompt:

What do you hope to let go of in your life?  What is stopping you?

Here are a few of my answers:

  • My monkey mind that climbs every tree of distraction
  • My compulsion to pre-plan and fear of spontaneity
  • My desire for more (time, money, cool stuff, love, attention, kudos, success) in the face of what is already enough.
  • My fear of looking or sounding stupid
  • Saying “yes” to things that I should say “no” to
  • The way I allow certain people to irritate and anger me
  • Watching stupid television at night or staring at my Facebook feed instead of reading a good book or simply going to bed

How about you?  What do you hope to let go of?  What is stopping you?


[Feature Image: Thomas Hawk]