Saturday, November 27, 2010
Life Has A Board for Every Behind, or the Lessons Are Always Available If You're Open
I've been known to say upon waking
to my friend, "OK, so today I can stay
home, or I can stay home, so I guess
I'll...Stay Home ! I've come to realize
that I have no choices in the matter...
this happened to me, and I'm stuck in
it's reality, and there's not one thing
I can do about it....I've also said that
my house is just like a jail....maybe with
more ammenities, but it's still a jail....
I can't leave at will, I have to wait
for the only car to get back home, and
I can't even work hard at home doing all the projects around the
house that desperately need doing...
One thing I do is spend time online at a site called
Blip.fm. The internet is more interactive, and had many
more choices than daytime television, THAT'S for sure!
Blip is a godsend for me in that I build a playlist of songs
and share them with friends worldwide with a Twitter
size message along with it....It's great fun and almost
addictive but it's kept me company and kept my mind
occupied these seven months or so since May 7th.
Ive complained about and shared my past medical history
with my friends at Blip....they have been more than
supportive and even loving to me, Thank God I've had them
these past few months ! I probably have kvetched about my
pains more than I should, and even complained about how
much I wanted to develop the same friendships and success
that I saw others had there...I have over 200 listeners to my
playlist, but some have tens of thousands, and a seeming endless
charisma and even flirting with each other...I was feeling lonely
and bored with life, and wanted more....
One of my friends at Blip named Ellen Diane recommended a
site to me called Tiny Buddha. It is a wonderful, thought provoking,
and life enhancing site, and I would recommend it to anybody for
it's brevity and usefulness in the harried life we all live....
At the very first though, I was almost angered or offended....
I didn't want to be told things like "If you look for Love, it will flee
from you, but if you go about your business and be yourself
Love will come to you on its own...."
It struck at my self pity and impatience! I wanted to be successful
and have tons of fun daily at Blip and that was all there was to it...
I'd suffered a lot, and I wanted sympathy and attention...(I guess!)
But after reading further, the Wisdom and Healing Power of all of its
wonderful sayings rang in my heart as Truth, and I soon saw that
my friend had given me a wonderful gift, and I succumbed to it's
loving helps from all it's wonderful authors including it's founder
The post that struck me at my core was :
5 Ways To Masterfully Navigate Life Challenges
by Alison Miller
Alison Miller can be found here at http://www.alisonimiller.com
I couldn't believe how timely and helpful this article was! Just like
the Breakthrough episode by Tony Robbins it had a wonderful lesson
from another fellow human being concerning her fall from a great hight,
her paralysis, her despair and the lessons that came to her from life
that made her stronger, gave her wisdom, and healed her heart from
what would have been a lifetime of depression and hopelessness.
PLEASE take the time to read this amazing account of one persons
journey from despair to great insight. I realize that most people
including myself fail to remain as positive as we could facing even far
less challenging problems in life. How much more rewarding life would
be for all of us if we took the time to embrace the lessons that life
arranged for each and every one of us !
I have also come to realize that there is an "inertia" problem.....yeah,
I read the post, and marvelled at it's profound truth, let it wash over me,
and I saw I could continue to go along letting my 'flesh" keep me in its
lazy 'problem loving' grip.....never to leave living in reaction rather than
surmounting my own particular challenges with PROACTION...Planning
and carrying out my lifes Deepest Dreams.....
I could practice my bass and guitar daily, I could write this blog and
even publish books, I could improve my drawing with pastels, and
learn more about myself and embrace what success looks like for me ! ! !
I would be a lot happier, wouldn't I?
Thanks so much for reading this far....This blog is cathartic for me,
and hopefully might affect a friend or two reading this with me...
Thanks again so much!
Nov 27, 2010