Stop When You Hear Yourself Say ....... “but”

This bike ride of 16 miles had sun, wind, rain and hail all intermixed. We finished it even though there were several times we found ourselves saying “but”.......How many times in your day do you say something followed by a “but” essentially negating what you just expressed? 

As you bring your attention to how often and when you use “but”, identify what it is you are negating, distancing yourself from, judging or somehow how making a choice (or non-choice) that is disminishing to yourself and/or to others......We use “but” sometimes to avoid taking a risk, being vulnerable or expressing our true selves. The journey can be challenging and extraordinary if one can loose those “but”s!