An Exercise In Self Examination…
Life reflections, Hmmm
What did mine center on and reveal?
A little of this and a little of that.
In essence, my thoughts ran to some of my most persistent emotional Achilles heels — Worry, Regret & Fear!
Does Art Imitate Life?
It is a personal opinion, art certainly does imitate life.
And, The Twilight Zone shares some compelling life parallels in its episodes.
I’m a huge fan, I binge watch often.
Maybe a Twilight Zone binge can enlighten us all to some deep personal revelations, it’s worthy of a look.
My reflections touched on….
- regret about things undone
- the appearance of time wasted
- a propensity to worry about what lies ahead
- my potential fear of risk
I will call the last year what it was……a hard and transformative one!
2017 was a …. serious growth year, a saying no year, a getting clear on “who” I am year, and an I’m not doing drama going forward year!
I saw some very personal associations……here are The Zone Reflections!
Zone 1: Mr. Bevis (Worry)
A rather oddball, scatterbrained, likable fellow believes in the magic present in life.
Flash forward a bit, in one day, his world IMPLODES!
He’s fired, his car is towed, and he’s evicted.
Talk about having a day from HELL!!
What does he do? He keeps a sunny, funny, frame of mind.
The MEntal Beatdown
With this episode, I realized my thinking can run towards messiness and toxicity!
I become so mentally busy dreaming up worse case scenarios.
To keep Kool when life hits the Fan, I am best served when I recognize this dynamic!
When I put forth the willingness to examine what I think about my life, the benefits are better emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness.
So, What do I do when SH*t happens?
Remain calm and put on an optimistic disposition and a positive perspective.
It is not always easy.
But when I say yes, I see the silver in the clouds manifest.
You gotta dig that, I know I do!
Zone 2: A Stop at Willoughby (Regret)
A stressed out, unhappy ad executive has lots of regrets.
He is tired, joyless, and cracking under the pressure of his present life.
He’s living a masquerade.
Here’s the flip……he finds solace in an imaginary place called Willoughby.
A slower pace of life, no striving, and anxiety.
My Bonehead Move
While watching this episode, my reflection centered on all the time I have spent ….
making an attempt to live up to someone else’s idea of what my life should be.
I have learned though, you cannot please others by living their idea of your life …. this is ROBBERY, plain and simple!
Don’t do it.
What is my message Here?
Actively bring your dreams into the consciousness of now.
I believe right where our success, prosperity, abundance, peace, joy, and serenity lives.
It is a conscious commitment to refuse to live life by others’ expectations and demands.
Rise up and meet the fullness of your destiny, learn, grow, and expand.
Zone 3: Nervous man in a four dollar room (Fear)
A two-bit hood.
Small and defeated, this man is firmly entrenched in a bad life.
For him – life is hard.
A (Wo)Man in the Mirror
Enter the part who wants more in life.
This was an admirable analogy — our relationship with fear —
of self, the unknown, change, growth, love, rejection.
The part of us that is just plain scared.
The Battle Begins….Fear Runs Rampant
There is the one who “can” and the one that says we “can’t.”
Both are right. Henry Ford said so!
The question is…..which one will get fed more?
Fear engages you to act in ways deleterious and contrary to your self-confidence, sovereignty, and happiness.
Left to run amok, it will beat you down.
Choose to do it scared, A Heartfelt Self-Examination
My wo(man) in the mirror is present daily.
As the allure of playing small and second-guessing myself because it is safe and comfortable.
But to call it what it is actually …… it is my fear encouraging me to drift and be lazy.
I recalled my hard lessons….how easy it is to be wasteful with one’s time and life focus.
What do I mean by this, the time spent in worry, anger, and regret is lost and irretrievable.
This wasted time could have been spent more productively through better life choices with intention.
Do not let the trio of regret, worry & fear steal joy, happiness, and bliss!
These three feelings can be viewed as negativity dealers.
Choose to turn them into allies.
It has everything to do with how you thinking!
Here’s The Beauty of the Alliance
Use the trio to remind yourself of your personal…
growth in the journey
action in the journey – processes to move forward
the future desired – positive seeds and actions sowed
perspective – the substance of persistent thoughts
Remember you are a creator of the life you desire.
Let me shared a couple of personal truths.
The benefit of this kind of life reflections and realizations is the recognition of creation.
I have observed all these characters I described from the episodes.
They are just other sides of me, some I like and some I don’t.
Nevertheless, all these sides of me make me who I am today…..wiser and stronger.
We Are Allways Learning, A Magnificent Work In Progress
Choose to create a life of positive expansion, and grow in love, prosperity, and abundance.
Make a personal commitment to thrive and spread good vibes all around.
Life is Short, Live Authentic, Choose To Buy the Farm
Seek to live full
Eat the dessert
Dance the dance
and Buy the shoes!
Come join me.
My darlings, as always and with Mighty Love, I encourage you to be curious, question, and manage change like a boss!