I recieved this in the email this morning from the daily om and it is thought provoking. So I thought I would share with the people who read my journal.
December 28, 2005
Editing Your Life
Our lives can be compared to an ongoing movie script over which we have complete creative control. Within us lies the power to examine what works or isn't working in our lives and make "edits" to our life's script, accordingly. Choosing to actively edit your life can be incredibly empowering. As you evolve, you have the choice to accept the script you've written thus far or edit it so you can create a life that fulfills you. You can cut out from your life's script what is no longer working for you. Acknowledging that you are responsible for the experience you create gives you the ability to create the life you've always longed for.
Granted, editing your real life isn't always as easy as erasing a line of text. If you've carried emotional baggage or held on to an unhealthy relationship for a long time, these may be difficult to edit out. But when you do cut out what isn't working from your life, you'll feel lighter and more alive. Editing out activities that you find stressful, disassociating yourself from people that drain your energy, and letting go of your emotional baggage are all beneficial cuts you can make. In the empty spaces that are left behind, you can add in anything you like. Just as you have the power to edit out negative situations or beliefs that you no longer wish to have as part of your life, you can now include the kinds of positive experiences, people, and beliefs that you would like to fill your life with. The manifestation of these thoughts and images as realities in your life will inevitablyfollow. As you make changes to your life, you can also add in the bits where you choose mo! re intimate, healthier relationships, seek out adventure over tedium, and are no longer negatively impacted by old experiences.
To begin editing your life, simply think about your positive and negative experiences. When you determine what parts of your life are no longer serving you, make the commitment to remove them - though, it is important to remember that there is no proper timing or way to do this, and patience and compassion for yourself are always important during this process. Then, ask yourself what has brought you profound bliss and consider how you can make those experiences and beliefs part of your life now. With a little editing, you'll be able to clear out what is no longer serving you and make room in your life for more happiness, love, and wisdom.
This is so true and exactly what I am doing, editing my life. Robin tells me she likes the way I stand back and look at what I am doing and change the things that haven't given me the results that I hoped for. That article sums it up.
Today I slept in late which is wonderful as I work tonight. I am going to make ham and bean soup and brocolli soup. I have never liked ham and bean but to be honest haven't tried it in years. I am going to try it again and see if I like it. But if I don't I will have the brocolli soup to fall back on. We are going to the gym later, around one.
I have been getting some great emails from people who have stopped by and read my journal and I have been visiting theirs. There are some wonderful writers out there which put this boring journal to shame. It has been fun to read them and thanks to everyone who read this and comments. Support is such a good thing.