I have to fess up today I did something that I have tried to stop doing…..getting into conversations that make me says things just to be nice, rather then just disagreeing and standing my ground or walking away.
I would categorize this as social clutter, when you are in a social setting, and there is no easy or graceful way out. But that is twisted thinking, because there is always a way out. You (meaning me) just has to either speak up, change the subject or walk away. I felt dirty most the day because I slipped.
I mean seriously, I slipped bad…..I didn’t say much, yet I said too much of the wrong things. Good thing it was a casual conversation, and nothing will come out of it except my re-learning the lesson to be true to myself, and take every step to create the world in which I want to spend my time.
I have said the following to myself lately and I like it a lot……”My world is what I make it at every moment.” This is a challenge, but it’s empowering to tune out the social clutter. Just eliminate it from your thoughts. It doesn’t go away. No, it’s out there poisoning other minds and upsetting various people, but you do not have to give it a home in you head. Do not invite it in.
Remember you are what you think, not what you eat, that’s your body. But you, your soul, is what you think and what you believe. We have control over this…..even though it is difficult for sure, we still choose.
Feed your brain only good content…..Right now I am listening to classical music in the car, for a change. I don’t even know who’s music I am taking in but it’s very relaxing, and has emotion, and it is ever so beautiful. I imagine all the individuals who worked at learning their instruments, practiced their art for hours, years, and then came together making it possible for me to hear their work while I drive in my dog van. That is freakin’ awesome.
I feel lucky in traffic, because my car sounds wonderful like a loud sound track you might hear while at a movie. My car becomes a safe-pod protected from the bitterness and negativity that is prevalent in the air of our current society. At least that is how I interpret it. Plus I even think my dogs like it.
So there you have it, we all slip up once in awhile. Recognize and move on.
Peace, it takes practice.
Tip: Decide how you want to live and live it.
Inspiration: “ The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” ~Oprah Winfrey
One-day one-thing: Listen, decide, and filter.