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Showing Up

by Marissa on September 28, 2015

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Lately I’ve been thinking about “showing up” and how I “show up” in my life both personally and professionally. 

Living in a fast-paced city like New York, there are a lot of opportunities and invitations. I can’t possibly attend everything, but I try to be really mindful about what I do commit to. 

And when I’ve accepted an invitation, I’m fully committed. While things do come up, I do my best – everything in my power- to show up. 

I wasn’t always this intentional. 

There was a time in my life when I would have haphazardly accepted invitations and blown them off for something better or because I was tired or “had to work late”. 

Not anymore. 

Through my spiritual practice and personal experience, I’ve realized that flaking and canceling isn’t the way I want to “show up” for myself or life in general, because the way you do one thing, is the way you do everything. 

Why do I choose to “show up” when it’s often easier not to? 

  • I value the commitments I make 
  • I want to be the type of person who is accountable, reliable and committed so that’s who I “show up” as
  • I trust that the Universe brought an event or opportunity to me and if I agreed to go, there is a reason why: a person I’m supposed to meet, an experience I’m supposed to have, a door I’m meant to walk through or something I need to learn
  • Experience has taught me I never regret showing up but I’ve always felt bad about not showing up 
  • Following through is one way I honor myself 

Does this ring true for you too? 

How do you show up and is it aligned with how you want to be in this world? 

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