June 15, 2011

not my idea

Have you ever held and petted a cat then placed it where YOU wanted it to be? In a fraction of a second, four paws escape from THAT place and look back as if to say not my idea. Three minutes later, after licking their furr, observing all around and circling, they often are curious, go back and curl up as if its the best place on earth... because now it's THEIR idea.

Sound familiar? That's human behavior, too.

We seem instinctively adverse to endings or change. But endings are good! Without endings, we'd never crown world champions! Projects would never be completed. Deals wouldn't be closed. We wouldn't be propelled through a book to see how it, uh huh, ENDS. With donkey hoofs embedded, we are dragged out of ruts, fears and comfortable behaviors only to find, yep, you got it, the beginning of something precious and new. Only when we let go, wave sayonara to destructive behaviors and fears, can we embark into new, refreshing paths that feed, fuel and transform us.

Want a vibrant life?  Respond calmly to the perceived threat of change. One of my best friends puts it this way: surrender to the moment. Soon you'll transform panic, even pain, into a rush of endorphins.

Teach yourself to SEE every ending as a beginning of something. Because it is...

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