Thursday, January 16, 2014

A New Start

Flip Your Script- How to Write a Better Life Story
Whether we recognize it or not, our lives are driven by a story; it follows a script that we have either written for ourselves or we have had written for us by others. What does that script look like for yourself? You may be the villain, the victim, the side-kick, or worse, just an scene extra- lost in the crowd. That needs to stop. You are the protagonist. You were meant to play the leading role. If you are not the hero in your own life story, than that needs to change.
Words are incredibly powerful. There are many of us who grew up being told that we were dumb, stupid, and would never succeed. Others were never told that they were loved, that their lives meant something. Never told that they were gifted and had a incredible purpose to fulfill in this life. These words, or lack of words, have left deep wounds in many of us. They have unfortunately formed for us a life story that we have been bound to. The incredible thing about the human spirit and the human mind lies in its ability to transform and transcend adversity- whether physical, emotional, or psychological. Not only are we able to transcend and overcome our past, we have the ability to write our future. Indeed, it was the great Abraham Lincoln who makes the profound statement, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
Every great invention began in the mind before it became manifested physically. So too our new life story must begin in the mind. You must delete the script that has up to this point detrimentally directed your life and write yourself a new script; a new story. The wise Buddha beautifully explains that, “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Make today the day that you decide to write yourself the incredible story that you were created to live!

Let go
Yesterday, I was thinking about new starts. We all experience them at different times in our lives; a new year, getting married, moving house, starting a family, or moving far away.
The type I was thinking about was...
Our thoughts, and a physical move.
Sometimes, we are sad when we move far away from home, we miss our 'old' lives and as years go by we grow a nostalgia. However, there are other times, we move far away because we never fit or felt comfortable with our move, or with our 'old' lives. A physical change can be new start, but if we don't change our negative thoughts or memories they will come along on the move.
Pick the Brain had an example of how to start, and they suggest flipping your script. To re-write what you tell yourself and others about your life. We can't all move away, physically. But we can start anew in our thoughts.
As the quote says, embrace this chance for a new start.

I'm linking up with Grace at Home #89.

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