Monday, October 18, 2010

Week 8

OK - 2 months in.... feeling better... starting to feel my groove more than 50% of the time in the extraordinary... this is trending to be a good path.

This week - The law of cause & effect.
Every action has a consequence or a reaction. Every single one - there isn't one thing that we do during the day that doesn't have a consequence. Whether it be miniscule or magnificent; positive or negative - there is still a reaction.

A couple of friends have daughters who are starting to attend college fairs, visit colleges, making that big decision. I started thinking this past weekend, would I choose the same college if I had it to do over again... And I stopped myself about 5 seconds into the thought. I was standing in a friend's kitchen when I had the thought & I realized that I wouldn't be standing right there, right then with those dear friends if I did it differently. Even just changing that one thing would change my life in ways that I can't imagine. And maybe not for the better. I wouldn't have the friends I have & some are so very dear that I don't wish to imagine my life without them.

Actually, this exercise is showing me that I have a pretty great life... all the things I've done, choices I've made up to this point - good, bad, indifferent - have shaped who I am. And I'm OK with me - for the most part. I'm growing up into a pretty fabulous person if I do say so. Sure I have room for improvement - who doesn't? I may not be exactly where I want to be in life - that's OK too since I know that because every action has a reaction, I can take steps to get to where I want to be. I can choose things that will help get me there. And that's what I'm doing.

I am going to be more cognizant of my thoughts & actions to do what I can to ensure positive consequences, reactions & effects. Because as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect."  Like it or not - We will never escape that instruction.

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