Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Interview: Kyeli Smith

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.

This week's interviewee is Kyeli Smith from Connection Revolution, also known has half of the awesome World Changing Writer leaders, Pace & Kyeli.

KyeliWhat have you been wonderstruck by recently?

lately, I have been wonderstruck by the magic of connection. when we open our hearts, wholy and fully allowing ourselves to be open, we are in the flow with the universe - and magic happens. connection happens. and I'm finding myself open and in awe.

What part of your day are you grateful for?

I am grateful for mornings: in the morning, I get to wake up thanks to my beloved wife, and spend time with her every day before she heads to her job. I am grateful for afternoons: in the afternoons, she comes home and we begin to work together. I am grateful for evenings: in the evenings, we have dinner together with our son. then we play games, watch movies, and just spend time together as a family. and I am grateful for nights: my wife and I crawl into bed together, and share bits about our day before drifting off to sleep.

What part of your day is tough? How do you move through it?

the hardest part of my day is when I have something I need to talk about, but everyone is too busy for talking. I tend toward communal behavior, so being left to my own devices is often very challenging for me. the best way for me to work through this is to squeeze in five minutes of talking, and then going off to work on my own. if that's not possible, then I will write for five minutes or spend a few minutes on social media to jumpstart my work.

What do you wish your were more conscious of?

I wish I were more conscious of my ability to control my moods. I get swept up in my emotions, and often feel like I am lost to them with no ability to change or control them. rationally, I know that I can change and control my emotions, but I'm not often very rational.

How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?

I stay focused on what is truly important to me by making notes and taping them up where I can see them. I have long, interesting conversations with my friends about what is important to me. Pace and I make goals that focus on what is important to us. and most importantly, I ask "how about now?"I ask this of myself and of Spirit - and I carefully listen for the answer. this helps me make sure that I stay on track.

About Kyeli:

Kyeli Smith (that’s me!) is co-leader of the Connection Revolution, teaching people to change the world through connection. My wife is also my business partner - which is awesome - and together we work to foster love, tolerance, healing, communication, and personal growth. I’m a writer, a witch, a lesbian, and an unschooling mom. I also sing in the shower, wear fantastic stripy socks, and believe in faeries.

Find Kyeli here...

2 comments:

  1. oh, who needs to be so rational? ;) That's what writing is good for--you can let it all out on paper. Enjoyed reading this--reminded me of what I am grateful for. Thanks!

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  2. I love how you are grateful for each part of your day. Sounds like you are in the moment as you move through your day. Impressive and awesome. :)

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