Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Week 11: Deleting Old Files

No hair--but I still have a head and I
still have a heart...and big glasses

Deleting Old Files

Okay boys and girls, let’s get down to the hard work. It’s time to delete the old files on your system’s hard drive.
You have been living your life based on old ideas, beliefs and teachings which no longer serve you so it’s time to hit delete.
In theory this should be easy, but in practice, it’s anything but. Our beliefs are a part of who we are and they help to shape us, but they can also be limiting.
I’m not talking about the big things like prejudice and misinformation I’m talking about that one word sentence that has plagued you forever; CAN’T.
When you were a child you were constantly told what you could not do. This was done to protect you and therefore “could not” was really “should not.” You couldn’t cross the street because you might get hit by a car, but as you got older, the “should not” became “can not.”
Stay with me, because this will get a little tricky. You now tell yourself what you cannot do and then you rationalize it.
“I can’t cross the street because it’s dangerous on the other side.”
I’ve been rethinking a lot of my old files concerning what I can or cannot do. I’m learning that you can teach an old dog a new trick.
We stay in our ruts and repeat the old patterns because we are programmed to do so. If we got the right results from a bad behavior even once, we will continue that bad behavior looking for that once in a lifetime result.
It’s time to try something new. It’s time to delete the files that no longer operate replacing them with something that bares good results.
I was raised in a culture that believed that a woman’s hair is her crown and glory. I never thought about it, or gave much credence to the belief but it was there on my hard drive.
It’s easy to not care about your hair when you have lots of it; but when I had a head injury and had to let the hair go, I cared about hair I no longer had.
I give more thought to my head with no hair than I did with it because I had that old idea about a woman’s crown and glory somewhere in the back of my mind. It’s no wonder that we spend so much time with something that’s already dead; we have given hair a life all its own.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to look at a bunch of old stuff; the behaviors and practices that no longer fit. I’d take them to be recycled, but this junk is as useful as one of those big floor model TVs that no longer works; it takes up valuable space, collects dust, and does nothing.

·         Find a meditation class, book or CD (okay MP3,) and learn to go into your system.

·         Take a real and wonderful look at what you’ve been storing.

·         When you find something that no longer serves you---delete and reboot.

Life is for living and growing and sharing; find your fun and run with it.
Be you, be well, be living.

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