I have to admit, when we first started doing our chore cards, I was thinking: “I don’t get it? HOW is this going to help us live our ideal lives?” I could feel resistance building up, but I persisted and followed the directions and did my best to stay open minded.
Eureka! Now I get it! Finishing my chore early last Tuesday gave me such a sense of accomplishment, but more importantly, it made me realize how up until now I have been telling myself that I am NOT one who finishes what I start, therefore, not a reliable person, not authentic, not trustworthy, with no integrity.
I was so proud of this simple chore completion! And I was surprised at my giddiness. For the remainder of the week, as I noticed all the blues and rectangles, and blue rectangles, I linked those shapes and colors to the statement “I DO finish what I set out to do!” “I DO keep my promises!” “I am trustworthy!” “I am so proud of myself!”
Now I find myself looking forward to finding the shapes and colors, on reading the BPB and my DMP’s, and all our other homework tasks. I am building new habits! And it makes my DMP more and more believable as I read it.
Remembering that my internal world and thoughts affect my outside world now helps me to stop negative thoughts that threaten to creep in within a second. I find myself guarding my peace with determination, and in term my outer world gets more peaceful day by day.