Sunday, October 30

Shift. Release. Rinse. Repeat.



Ever look at a photo and see the entirety of a story dissolve? Like your brain looks at the pixels and sees through down to the last grain, it sees the trees instead of the forest and then says ‘meh’. I wonder what it means when meanings change and dissolve right before your eyes. When the meaningful suddenly becomes meaningless and the meaningless suddenly fails to have any reality to your heart and mind.

It was never going to end, because it didn’t even begin.
This story telling through time and space we’ve been doing, that means everything.
Here we are again lost in a game of hide and seek.
Memories and patterns silenced so they never speak.

I hope that’s not what it means.

I hope I’m not seeing the same damn pattern repeating.

I wonder what happens when we realize our telling patterns – what happens when we step back from our own behaviors and look to see how we always do the same thing when we enter and exit scenes in our movie. We make our entry in the same way. We do our “look at me, hear me, see me” dance in the same way. We make changes to our landscape in the same way, doing our avoid-withdraw-run away dance in the same way. We maintain ourselves as repeating patterns so much so that if anyone was paying attention they would be able to predict what we were going to do next, because it’s always how we’ve done it before.

The only way to take control is to do something new and different than you’ve ever done before. Go off automatic. Question the steps and impulses and make a new decision based in your intelligence rather than your memories. Take all the memories you hold inside yourself and turn them upside down, shake them around and set them free. It’s the only way to a new reality. It’s the only way to higher ground. It’s the only way to a new game. Level up!

New definition of self.
New expectation for your environment.
New thoughts and emotions about what this moment means.
New actions and interactions.

Shift. Release. Rinse. Repeat.

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