“I don’t know what you mean by ‘ease.’ Ease seems like being lazy to me. It seems like not doing anything. How could you get anything done ‘with ease’?” Liz asked me looking confused.
The other women in the workshop nodded in agreement to Liz’s question.
These women were sharp, savvy business owners who knew how to get stuff done.
They JUGGLED, HUSTLED, and often felt like they carried a million TO-DOs in their heads.
They were also tired, accustomed to moments of burnout and feeling like they never did enough.
As a group, they shared how they longed for things to be a little easier.
Some shared how they really wanted something more in their life. They wanted to feel connected to themselves. The part of them that wasn’t a business owner, mom, or wife -- but their deepest self.
I get Liz’s question a lot.
Ease can be confusing, right?
Especially when most of us have been conditioned to believe that in order to get things done we have to work hard, sacrifice and deal with the stress.
Many believe that STRESS + ACTION = GETTING THINGS DONE.
And that EASE = NO ACTION, which = BEING LAZY, which = NOT GETTING ANYTHING DONE, which = TOTAL FAILURE.
Let’s clear some things up.
Ease is a feeling that you experience when you are connected to your deepest self.
It’s consciousness flowing into what you’re doing.
When you are aligned with ease, the feeling behind your actions changes.
And, this often means that you GET EPIC STUFF DONE without stress but with…. (drumroll please) EASE.
The feeling of ease is both emotional as well as physical.
PHYSICALLY, this means that the body is relaxed. You can think better, move better, and rest better because the body isn’t under stress.
EMOTIONALLY, it can feel like confidence, excitement, joy, inspiration, gratitude or all of the above at the same time.
SPIRITUALLY, it feels like being aligned with your true self, knowing yourself, believing in yourself and trusting that there’s always a way to your dreams.
Then, there’s action.
You might do very little with ease, but you might also do A LOT.
With ease, action feels INSPIRED. It’s like FLOW, or a dance.
Time bends and coincidences happen.
It’s attainable for everyone and it doesn’t require effort to access it.
It does require a level of presence, being tuned in, listening to your heart and following the guidance that you have within you.
This guidance feels KIND, LOVING, POWERFUL and it will lead you to ease.
It will lead you to the feelings of confidence, excitement, joy, inspiration, and gratitude.
This guidance within you is your true self, believes in you and knows the path toward your dreams.
You’ve probably already connected to ease, or at least had glimpses of it.
Do what helps you to find that connection and keep tuning in.
You will begin to feel a sense of ease more often.
And pretty soon the feeling behind all of the epic things that you’re doing will change. It will feel easier and you will feel more connected to your deepest self.