Time to Regroup
This blog-post is very tardy. I could give all kinds of reasons/excuses, but why it’s late is really irrelevant. I started this post back in December and managed to get sidetracked. Suffice it to say that life happened and now I am playing catch-up – which is one of my old patterns. I AM getting better about Doing It Now, but obviously I have room for improvement! So here is another brick in building my castle as Og Mandino would say…
Time to Reflect
It’s week 13 and we’ve reached the halfway mark in our Master Key Adventure. And what an adventure it’s been so far!
We’ve learned about how everything begins with a thought, that thoughts impact our emotions and the two together determine our beliefs. The three taken together form our blueprint.
From there, the actions we take are determined by the beliefs we hold and in turn, those actions create the results we see. For better or worse, “That’s Life!”
Is it Fate or Choice?
So it’s easy to see how we fall into thinking that life is out of our control – that things just “are the way they are.” And it’s true – when we don’t know that we are the ones that created our blueprint in the first place, we are left with little choice but to “go with the flow.”.
Of course we had a little help along the way creating our old blueprint – help from (mostly) well-meaning parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, cousins, churches, TV, newspapers, magazines, etc, etc, etc…
But by this point in the MK course, it is obvious to us that WE are the ones who created our own blueprints. Yes we had help, but NOW that we know that we, and we alone are the guardians to the originating thoughts that are the seeds of our blueprint, we have a choice.
We know that by changing our patterns, by changing our thoughts and infusing them with emotions, we can reset our beliefs – creating a whole new blueprint that is a more accurate reflection of who we are at our core.
The previous part of this post was written in December – it’s now January 24th – Oops… The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of ups and downs for me. The holidays were wonderful – and not so wonderful at the same time.
I love Christmas – the music, the lights, the colors, the food, family and friends. It has taken on a much more emotional aspect the past couple of years since I had a brush with death. On the one hand it is easy to be grateful just to be here. On the other hand it brings back the most poignant memories, not all of them pleasant.
But the truth is, life goes on either way. And we can decide on which aspects to focus our attention.
My readers know that I like to share good news – here you go!
We recently learned some great news – that the negative things in our lives, our problems, the things we worry about – have no vitality of their own. They draw their life from the attention we give them. It’s been said that 95% of our worries NEVER HAPPEN! Worrying is like paying interest on money that we never borrowed…
The even better news is that the things that resonate with and reflect, our passions, our gifts and talents, DO have their own vitality. So giving attention to those things will multiply them until they dominate our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions. And, obviously, the results that we create will be totally different!
No matter where we find ourselves, there are good things and bad, positive and negative. Like our little friend in the picture shows us, you can be happy, even when you are up to your neck in stuff!
So let’s pay attention to where we focus our attention. Let’s focus on the good things – it makes a world of difference…
As Mark J says – “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change…”