In the Comfort of Our Creations
In the Comfort of Our Creations
The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest—in other words, your passion!
In the Comfort of Our Own Creations
In the comfort of our creations
we often find ourselves at rest
Content to laze away our lives
without the urge to do what's best
In circumstances of our choosing
or as they say “the bed we've made”
We dread the days and damn the drama
and often wonder why we've stayed
In teapot tempests of our own stirring
we spin and ask, "when will it all end?
And long for days of inner calm
or seek saviors 'round the bend
This life we live is like a picture
with scenes we brush from head and heart
When once you recognize the painter
your days become like works of art!
The world you live in is like a picture. A canvas upon which you have held the creator's brush all these years. Despite appearances to the contrary, it's not a tacky “B” movie into which you've been cast against your will. Who you are and the scenes that unfold are a direct outcome of decisions you've made given who you were at those moments.
Denying your part in the drama that unfolds and refusing to move to safer more nurturing quarters is the recipe for continued heartache.
Here's how it usually works: You choose from a place of awareness and then move forward to another scene. Soon, the choices you made in Act 1 no longer serve you in Act 2. Since life won’t allow you to go back and re-shoot the first act. Your only option is to make new decisions based on who you are NOW in Act 2. However, many of us get trapped forever living out our Act 1 choices fearing to make new decisions simply because of the comfort factor. We hate the place we are, but are fearful of change simply because we've gotten comfortable.
Even if we're in pain, it's such a familiar pain that we often choose to remain in the “comfort of our own creations” even when it ceases to support us in our growth.
The trick, therefore, is first to acknowledge your part in the drama, see yourself as the painter/director, forgive yourself for our earlier choices, then make new decisions from a now (hopefully) healthier mental space. Don't get trapped in the comfort.
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Until next week, remember, success is a journey, not a destination!--Walt
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