MKMMA Week 7 is the most frustrating, difficult, challenging week we’ve had to go through yet!
… Do Over. Thank goodness for that! Being the observer has been interesting, and my use of the word “interesting” is a perfect illustration of that. Because we are eliminating negative thoughts, it requires us to be more aware of those thoughts, and when we recognize those thoughts, only then can we make a decision as to how we choose to deal with them.
A situation occurs. We have always associated these situations with things we didn’t like in the past, or have been told to dislike those things, so we call these things “negative” situations. BUT WAIT! That’s “not allowed” anymore, so what other options do we have? Actually, we get to decide a virtually infinite number of ways to deal with these situations. We have the ability to think and choose.
I can see clearly in my mind a meeting I was at, where a man was called upon to speak out of the audience, on the spot, with absolutely no warning, because the featured speaker was prevented from getting to the meeting for some reason. A “negative situation” most people would agree. Now, granted, this man is known to be knowledgeable on the topic, but people certainly are more confident when they are prepared. Well, this man taught me something I will never forget, and has served me well this week. Upon taking the stage, this man, rather than making excuses, or apologizing for how his remarks may for short of the audience’s expectations due to the short notice – this man looked at the audience with a blank look in his eyes (you could see that he was thinking about what he could possibly say), then he got a large smile on his face and said, “Wow, how EXCITING that I get to speak to you!”, and he went on to give a great presentation.
What?! That was brilliant! In his mind, instead of a negative emotion like fear, he chose to see this situation, not as a negative scary thing, but instead, he saw an “exciting” opportunity to share with a lot of people the things on which he has spent a lot of effort learning and understanding!
For me, when things get tough, according to my old blueprint, I now see them as “interesting,” because the born-again-me sees in every situation multiple directions that I can choose to follow. When I find things not to be in alignment with my blueprint, rather than “game over,” in expectation of the method, or the “new way” that I know is coming, I get to stand up, put a great, big smile on my face, and say to myself, “Do Over!”