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tion, I had a negative emotional reaction. What irked me most of all was my son’s unwillingness to understand how monu- mental this issue really was. To my utter amazement, to him this was just no big deal. Which of course set me off on an- other tirade all by itself.
My Ah-Ha Moment I was talking about this struggle I was
having (and it is important to note only I was having it - the only struggle my son was having was with me & my ever in- creasing reactions) and a close friend of mine said to me, “Maybe that’s just his personality. Perhaps you should just let it go and not make such a big deal about it.” I just stood there with my mouth open. I was stunned. If it had been a movie there would have been a quelling of music in the background. I started laughing. She of course was right. I had become a prisoner of my thoughts. Thoughts I was sure were positive, good & right but were making me feel bad. I believed that I was helping my son by training him to not leave his clothes in the bathroom. I did the natural thing and had played it all the way out, reassur- ing myself that I was saving him from eminent disaster in later life by keeping him from divorce because he was totally incapable of picking up his dirty clothes off the floor. He’s only 14. Perhaps he might just grow out of it – even without my “help”.
I got so wrapped up in my thoughts I forgot to use my guidance system to check in with myself. My feelings of anger & ir- ritation were my flags that something was off, yet I overrode them by reassuring myself that I was right. But I heeded the old adage, “You can be right or happy, chose one.” I changed course and went with happy. Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differ- ences are appreciated, mistakes are toler- ated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. Virginia Satir
Change Your Mind & Everything Changes His clothes still adorn the bathroom
floor and I still walk past and shake my head, but now I do it with a little smile. Nothing has changed except the way I think about the situation. My new mantra is “Isn’t he so cute.” I now focus my
thoughts on the things I adore about my son and I notice I am getting more of those things from him instead of the resistance and struggle brought out by my last stance. The Universe is made up of wonderful
checks and balances and your Mind/Body connection is one of those miracles. Our lives have become full of distractions & disconnects. But the more you can open that channel the more grounded and magical your daily life can become. The first step is to consciously begin
tying the two together. When you are feel- ing discomfort in your body ask yourself, “What is the thought I was just thinking?” In turn, as you listen to your mind chatter, pause for a moment, drop into your body and ask yourself, “How does this make me feel?” These exercises will help unblock your Mind/Body connection.
Be Wary of the Serpent in Designer Cloth- ing
Overtly negative thoughts are easy to spot, but be on the lookout for the ones that seem positive but elicit “bad” feelings. It is very easy to ignore the guidance of these feelings and overwrite them with the intellectual idea that our Mind knows best. This is where the insidiously tricky, sticki- ness of our thoughts get us. It’s like having the President fire the Congress and the Supreme Court and appoint himself to be his own set of checks & balances. We would be all up in arms if that happened; yet we let our thoughts convince us that they know what’s best. If you listen very closely you might even catch the slight hissing sound that rolls off the serpent’s tongue when you hear that inner voice whisper, “Trust me, you are in the right.”
You Already Have the Answer So for those of you who are struggling
with the idea that you want to find your life purpose and/or want to accomplish something important here’s your answer. You are already fulfilling your life’s purpose every time you laugh, or connect with someone or love or feel good. Just as you are already accomplishing something important just by adding your unique imprint on the Universe. Your purpose is to be in love with you.
There is no greater gift you can give to the world because only you can give it. That’s why it is also your biggest, most important accomplishment. Your uniqueness is the accomplishment – it is an accomplishment
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of being not doing. So be the most wonder- ful version of yourself possible and feel your emotional guidance system give your new way of thinking a standing ovation.
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