Life can be so frustrating at times and people don’t seem to respond the way I want them to. There are so many options and what do each of them produce? As I was thinking about all this, the Man came through with something even more perplexing and deep.
I love you,
Every day you make a new you. Each moment you decide what you want to think about and what you want to do. Each of these decisions makes you what you are and how you appear to others. Every word, every motion, every thought and expression is a building block creating who you are.
People respond to what you say. People make assessments about you by what you text and how you treat them. What you talk about is key to creating your identity but what you do is even bigger. Even when you are quiet and listen, you are establishing who you and how you react to what is going on around you.
When you write something and share it, your identity changes. When you speak something and do something with something someone else says, you are becoming something to them. Each smile, each frown, each complaint shapes who you are with those you are with.
You can appear competent and helpful or you can resist and find fault. You have ideas to share and you can let others express themselves ahead of you. What does that say about you and how do you show up when you do what you choose?
The opportunity is to re-create yourself each day. What do you put your energy into and how do you move and shake? What is important to you and how do you invest your time? Do you spend time doing things not important to you? If you do what you want to do, how does that show up with others?
Ultimately, this is your gig and trying to please others and get them to like you is rather frustrating. If you do have someone who likes you, don’t you start taking it for granted anyway? What do you do to keep a relationship going and what do you do to push people away if it gets to stuffy or difficult to manage?
Deciding what actions you will take and what results you want can be difficult. You can also get lost in the path of only looking outside of yourself for acceptance. What do you really want at the soul level? If all you want are superficial things, will you ever get them? What do you really want and will you be satisfied if you get them?
Life shows you to yourself. Life also challenges you to find the deeper, more fundamental desires and then tempts you to look elsewhere for what you think you want. Can you stay focused on the areas you really want? Do you even know what you really want?
See what you can see.