When I think about life, people and where we are headed as a generation based on Millennia’s and their addiction to their devices I worry. I wonder will they take time to discover things about themselves that are important for personal development, this personal development being the thing that keeps them sane and balanced emotionally.
I love the chorus to Michael Jackson’s hit The Man/Woman in the Mirror when he says “I’m starting with the man in the mirror and I am asking him to change his ways”.
How do you know when you are missing the point of anything? When do you know you are like the very person whom you complain about or who drives you crazy? I ask these questions half rhetorical and half serious. These questions are sometimes the toughest questions we face on a day-to-day basis because the challenge is right in front of us and driving us crazy or it is right in front of us and we are not aware that it’s driving other people around us crazy.
I hope and pray for people, especially my love ones that they will be willing to exam things about themselves, their lives that may need to change. It could be personality related, health or weight, financial or relationship issues, but unless one is willing to consider the possibility that what they are doing currently needs a fix then they will not be able to see what needs to change. By no means am I saying that this process is easy in any way, heck, if that was the case, then people in my profession would not be needed. However, in order to “Live the life you’ve Imagined” and make all your dreams come true you may need to do a deep introspection of your life, health, finances, relationships and your own personality and how YOU affect other people. This is the only way we can make the kind of progress most of us are chasing.
In the book the author talks about how we make “agreements” whenever we make a decision to do or believe something. He goes on to say that through a domestication process similar to dogs, cats and other animals we make agreements good or bad, and we continue with the behavior to keep experiencing the rewards we get. He also writes how we become a copy of mamma’s beliefs, daddy’s beliefs, society’s beliefs, and the religion’s beliefs.
Finally, he writes that if you want to live a life of joy and fulfillment, you have to find the courage to break those agreements, especially the ones that are fear-based.
We can change our life experience by being truthful and honest with ourselves. We can live a life of joy and fulfillment, but you have to find the courage to break those agreements that are not good for you or in your best interest and claim your personal power.
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” -Bob Moawad