Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I’d have to agree with him…that point of view would definitely land me in a straight jacket. I mean, doing the same thing all the time and then wondering why nothing is changing…crazy making!
OK. So, I stumbled across a highly funny and very irreverent blog. And I adore it. She writes great stories, complete with illustrations. Very talented in my point of view.
How often do we do this?! How much of the time do we choose something with a sense of blind faith that this time it will all work out? How often are we surprised that it turned out the same? How often do we judge ourselves RELENTLESSLY for choosing it again?!
Would you like to have a new possibility?
No, nevermind. You wouldn’t desire to change that. Alright then…
Choosing something in blind faith that it will work out differently rarely works out differently. When we choose in blind faith…whether that’s a partner with behaviors we don’t like and we blindly trust they’ll change or choosing to re-friend someone who has hurt us over and over because they promise this time will be different or if it’s as simple as Allie’s example of dancing or jumping…we are NOT, I repeat NOT choosing from a place of awareness and knowing. We are closing off awareness, we are ignoring our gut.
Sooooooooo, why, oh why, would we even thiiiink it would turn out differently?
We are so freakin’ cute!
Would you like to choose awareness over blind faith?
Is that a rewarding choice? Just choose. Or not.
Would you like tools to help you trust your awareness? To learn to listen to your gut? Ask questions. Let me know. Tell me how you’ve ignored awareness.
What are the infinite possibilities this could work out even better than I could ever imagine?!