In the past days I’ve been pondering much. My belief has come a long way since the beginning, and my resolve has solidified. Found the card exercise (to write over a hundred accomplishments) easy to do, but almost seems now to be too much.
I had already been playing a “top ten” I wrote down on a card a few weeks ago in my mind along with the focused sits, so this made total sense to me. So far, creating the daily gratitude cards have been nearly effortless, too. Need to incorporate into my daily habits more card deck exposures, as so far have only gotten in once or twice per day.
Revisiting the original Kung Fu series mentioned last blog, finding it interesting, but not as much as watching other things that are better supporting this work. Watched an episode that had a very young Jodie Foster, dealing with truth, trust, belief, prejudice, and perspective. As an observer, it was interesting to see all the dynamics that were playing out in the plot line, and the parallels that we see in our lives surrounding our choices and decisions, and how we engage (or don’t) in things like this MKE program that could potentially radically change our future.
One choice, one decision… seeing it a certain way, through a lens of perspective, that causes us to tip one way, or the other, and move forward…or stick with the old program. Telling the truth as we see it, even though it may not be what we want, or desire… or lying to try to feel better.
Processing the material this week, I have to admit that I have a way to go in my level of belief. Being connected to God, who is all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere simultaneously, who works all things for my good, has promised to bless all that I put my hands to…. Why am I still functioning more in unbelief and doubt, when my success is certain?! (God, please help my unbelief!!)
While looking for two of the movies for next week’s assignment (I’ve already seen the others,) I ran across a documentary about Zig Ziglar called “Zig: You Were Born To Win.” Well, after viewing the trailer, I had to watch it later that night. It has a bunch of interviews with people, including Rudy Ruettiger (the subject of one of the other suggested movies to watch.) I was deeply touched by this, because of much of the things discussed surrounding his life, character, consistency, faith, love and treatment of people resonated with me at a deep level, and show a great example from which to learn. It was also good to put a couple faces and voices to people Zig spoke about in his programs. I hope when my journey here is finished, I have touched others similarly…
Consistent and steady wins the race…
Your journey is a never-ending embrace and touching others deeply Mike. That is the fabric of your ‘being’.
The cement cracks open and there is only belief.
Thank you for sharing your insights Mike! It’s always giving to read your observations and reflections on them week by week.
Remember Van Gogh. You working on the same connection. There is your belief. Paraphrased I dream it and then I create my dream.
Thanks for the Zig suggestion Mike, going to do it now and watch. I share with you the same vigor and determination to increase levels of belief. Its such a strange thing to mentally know and heartily sense the divine in our lives and still acknowledge the lack of faith that is present. I always just try and say that’s what a God of Eternity is for; the ability to ever increase our capacity, our closeness, and reliance upon him/her. From God’s angle I am positive we are well pleasing simply because of our desire to increase, and so we shall !!!!! Thanks for the Honest and sincere post pal!!!!
Your over half way through, Mike. You’re past the point of no return! 🙂
Reading your post this really stood out to me, Mike:
“One choice, one decision… seeing it a certain way, through a lens of perspective, that causes us to tip one way, or the other, and move forward…or stick with the old program. Telling the truth as we see it, even though it may not be what we want, or desire… or lying to try to feel better.”
I think anything that – in truth – makes me FEEL better is better. What do you think?
Way to dig in Mike and engage. Lots of insightful thoughts…keep being the Observer and celebrating your increased awareness.