• Kay & Shi

A Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - October 11th 2021 - Show Notes

Kay:

Hey, hey there Questers welcome back. It's the start of another fantastic week and we hope you're enjoying the fall vibes in your community. It's October 11th, and this is episode 461.


Shi:

October 11th happens to be a special day for us because it is my youngest, Shila here Annadelle's birthday. She is turning eight years old today. Back in 2013. Annadelle was born on this day. So happy birthday Annadelle. So, this day is special to us personally because of Annadelle's birthday, but it is also special to another community, the LGBTQ+ community. Today is a National Coming Out Day so of course, we have an appropriate quote for you.


Kay:

Yes, today's quote is from an LGBTQIA+ icon, the one, and only RuPaul and it's great because this quote also mentions rainbows, which Annadelle loves as well. Happy birthday, our sweet girl Annadelle. So, let's get into this RuPaul quote. "Fulfilment isn't found over the rainbow- it's found in the here and now. Today I define success by the fluidity with which I transcend emotional landmines and choose joy and gratitude instead."

Shi:

When you think of RuPaul, you do not think of something this deep, this articulate, this poetic. I mean talk about a power-packed quote here. There's so much to unpack.


Kay:

I think more of when you're bringing the tea, you're bringing the tea kind of a RuPaul, but no, this is a really beautiful quote. Let's just take this first part, "Fulfillment isn't found over the rainbow." You know, Shi we were literally discussing right before this podcast how you simply can't just move out of a physical location in order to make your emotional state better.


Shi:

We were just discussing that. If you've heard us talk about one of our favorite lessons of all, which is from Dr. Wayne Dyer, and he says, "What do you get when you squeeze an orange?" Of course, you get orange juice because what's inside is what comes out. It's just the laws of the universe and so we're the same way. When life squeezes us, when we get squeezed, what comes out is inside but what many of us do is try to move our orange or as RuPaul puts it, go over the rainbow to find it.

Kay:

But fulfillment, that sense of purpose-filled living. It's found right here, right in the now, in the present moment. So, I love that RuPaul actually then moves this quote into almost his credence in his definition, "Today I define success..." So, he's not saying forever I define success but he's giving us some parameters by saying, "Today I define success by the fluidity with which I transcend emotional landmines." So, how well I do at avoiding my own emotional bombs.


Shi:

Right. I imagine this kind of dance and the metaphor of going through a zone where there are emotional landmines. We all know those zones. There's something that'll trigger you or if something happens or you see something or you say something, or even I have emotional triggers around certain people's names coming up in my email inbox. Those are those kinds of emotional landmines. But instead of just hitting them or knowing they're there and just waiting for whichever one is going to blow up in front of you to be able to have the fluidity to transcend it. The visual to me is so much more in harmony with finding rhythm, with dancing, and then ultimately landing with what he says of choosing joy and gratitude instead. That is what the beautiful dance is consisted of.


Kay:

Well, he transcends above those emotional landmines and into the land of joy and gratitude. Then at the beginning when he says, "Today, I define success," he's saying that at the end of the day when he puts his head on the pillow if he looks back and can check the boxes of did, I avoid my emotional landmines? In fact, that I move through them with fluidity. Was I delicate about it? Was I beautiful about it? Did I dance with my life today and choose joy and gratitude in the middle of that? If he can say yes to that question, then he had a successful day.


Shi:

I love it and I love this quote too. So, to remind you of what RuPaul tells us here on Annadelle Morris's eighth birthday, "Fulfillment, isn't found over the rainbow- it's found in the here and now. Today I define success by the fluidity with which I transcend emotional landmines and choose joy and gratitude instead."


Kay:

Alright, guys, today's quest is Make a Choice Monday Quest. Today let's make the choice to choose joy and gratitude. Transcending those emotional landmines and creating an authentic, happy beginning to your week. Are you ready? Transcend it with us now.


Kay & Shi:

Let's quest!