Tell me if this statement sounds familiar: If I knew then what I know now I would have done things differently.
Sure we all have said that once we have experienced the consequences of our past actions, but believing we would do things differently is a false assumption and here is why. Unless, you are keenly aware and spiritually sensitive to your current actions, employing some kind of spiritual kaizen to improve your ways, at best you are repeating yesterday’s agenda.
Most people will not take the high road and make the necessary changes in their lives because, quite frankly, it is hard work. It is painful to employ analytic thinking only to discover your thoughts are dripping with unchallenged prejudices. It is disturbing and uncomfortable to live with the collateral damage of decisions made twenty years ago. We get easily sidetracked by peer pressure, the cares of this life, the lust to compete with people we do not know in order to impress people we could care less about.
What’s equally disturbing is that some of us are so far removed from the decisions we make that we are numb to its immediate effects and blind to the long-term collateral damage. I know this to be true because my “if” became my “then” and slapped me into an awakening. By one admission, and I will be the big girl and say, it was voluntary, I set things in motion of which I had no control over. Not only the result of the decision, but the subsequent events that came afterwards.
I know what it feels like to live in a perpetual merry-go-round and hoping it would stop, but there is one thing I have learned, in order to stop the dejavu you have to bite the bullet and end the cycle yourself. Crying about what I did doesn’t help and hoping that some magical white knight will come and rescue me will never happen. Not to mention learned helplessness is very unattractive. No one likes to be around someone whom they perceive to be needy and at the mercy of the universe.
So I clip and cut. This time I take many pauses and determine that whatever I do, to ensure I have sufficient to see it through.
Posted: January 27, 2015 in Concrete Jungle Life
Tags: decisions, life, reflection
I couldn’t help it. I had to do it. This couldn’t wait but I promise to give you “deep” tomorrow.
Posted: January 26, 2015 in Pure Frivolity
Tags: none, self improvement, workplace
I thought it needful and most excellent to start the year with something thought provoking, deep, profound, almost mind blowing but what is the fun in that? Well, not this post. That time will come.
As such I will be changing my schedule, AGAIN, to make room for other things. My blogging schedule is changed to the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. If I am overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life, it will be once a month. Last resort will until the subscription runs out.
Alright, enough with the serious stuff, let’s get to the important things that matter.
Posted: January 13, 2015 in Pure Frivolity
Tags: corporate america, emails, workplace
Greetings LICJ Subscribers!
I will be taking a blogging break beginning 12/30/2014 and ending 1/13/2015.
Posted: December 30, 2014 in Concrete Jungle Life
Tags: blogging break
Dearest PVJ https://thepunchylands.wordpress.com/
I couldn’t find those knitted shorts that I gifted to you last year. I was extremely disappointed. Yet, I thought to myself “how could I only give him shorts? How selfish of me.” Well, this time and being that it is the winter season and all, you need a full blown outfit to wear.
Don’t thank me. The smile that will come upon your face is all that I need.
Posted: December 23, 2014 in Pure Frivolity
Tags: Christmas gifts, exchange gifts
A prime candidate for “What Not to Wear”
It’s hard for us singles out here. We make the best out of a bad situation
What you really want to say to your co-worker during those really cheap gift exchanges
Posted: December 9, 2014 in Pure Frivolity
Tags: christmas time, Christmas trees, office gifts, ugly sweaters
I couldn’t wait to spread the good fun so let the laughing commence!
Posted: December 4, 2014 in Pure Frivolity
Tags: atm, christmas time, gifts
From January thru November I tend to go undercover as to not reveal my true identity. This year, I feel the need to be transparent with you. This is the real me:
Posted: December 2, 2014 in Concrete Jungle Life
Tags: angels, Lady Cheetah, real deal, true identity
Okay, so I slacked off last week. Well…not really. I had a really good post to write but I got distracted. After I cooked dinner, I couldn’t remember what it was. Perhaps it wasn’t all that good. Well, anyway… Here is a second post on a lighter note. Enjoy and have a happy Thanksgiving.
Working on Thanksgiving?
No Debates on Politics and Religion on Thanksgiving People, okay?
Posted: November 25, 2014 in Concrete Jungle Life
Tags: debates at the dinner table, Thanksgiving, working, workplace