👉 Me, Myself, and I 👈

Good, bad, or indifferent, I’m the common denominator in every event and circumstance in my life. If I get to take credit for the celebration and praise-worthy instances, I must also take responsibility and credit for the lackluster and substandard occasions as well.

The way in was me, and so it is for the way out. If I want more, then I stay the course. If I want change, like everything else, that movement begins with me as well.

Simply because I’m human and share the planet, life sends me surprises. I may not be responsible for that, but I am still at the center of the space created from my own response.

No Good Answer!

Sometimes there just is nogood answer.  This is not when you throw your hands up in frustration or despair, but time for acceptance that it “is.”  Move past it.  If you cannot move past it, instead of asking “why” when there is no answer, ask yourself what there is for you to do.  Doing so may or may not change what “is,” but it will change you.  You may find there is nothing at all for you to do; and that is okay.  That is a perfect discovery.
The only time I think “why” may be important is if you still find yourself stuck and unable to move past what happened.  I like this Mitch Albom quote about that:  In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.
This morning I found myself getting caught up in the never-ending cycle of asking “why” things happen, “why” people do the things they do, etc.  I had to reel myself in and remember that people do and things happen simply because they do .  Even when there is an answer, it is not necessarily the most important part about it, and often makes no difference at all in “what’s so” anyway.  I am not a big believer in “everything happens for a reason.”  However, I do believe that things happen and there is likely something there for me to see/learn/do something about.  Or not.  However, there is ALWAYS something for me to learn about myself around whatever it is.

Back to basics.  Thank you, Landmark Education.

(This does not express the views of Landmark Education, but rather my views of what I learned out of participating in its education.)