Monthly Archives: January 2016
The moment you hear the words come out of another person’s mouth and reach your ears, those words are already in the past. That is the past version of the person you are claiming to love.
That version of that person doesn’t exist anymore.
In a world of ever constant change, where the only thing you can rely on is that nothing will remain, we grasp and become vulnerable for people, who we’ve created an idea of who they are, based on past versions of themselves.
That person has already changed. They have already been molded by their own thoughts and words that you are just now hearing.
We meet all these people, and we try to get to know them, but can we really “know” them knowing this to be true?
What if meeting people isn’t about getting to know someone else, but instead, really about getting to know yourself more?
The further you invest in and get to know someone else, the more connected you become with yourself. The more people you invest in, and get to know, the more you, you become.
This makes being vulnerable beneficial and self-fulfilling. The more you love others, the more loving you become. The more kindness and patience you show to others, the more kind and patient you become.
The more you discover about others, the more you discover about yourself.
What do you think when you hear standard mail delivery?
I think “2-3 business days, extra time around the holidays”.
(I find myself comparing my desire for the item to arrive to the cost of overnight delivery, and often times I find the desire wins over the wait. I suppose that is a trait of our instantaneous generation, and a hard habit to break.)
With people, I find myself also responding quickly. Finding the need to be heard or right outweighing what the other person is saying.
The challenge here is rather than expediting my delivery, I need to learn to become quick to listen, slow to respond. I need to send my responses through standard mail rather than overnighting them. The 2-3 days to mull on how I feel and why also gives me time to seek out and understand how THEY feel and why.
Currently Reading: “The 7 habits of highly effective people.” By Stephen R. Covey
It’s that time of year, where we resolve to do something to better ourself. Promises, big and small, made right at midnight to make the next 365 days more productive, healthy, beneficial…
My resolution last year was simple, it was to have a better year then the year before. That was easily accomplished.
By the end of 2016, I want to look back and say I am a better version of myself than I was in 2015.
Everywhere from spiritual growth to financial stability to business development and anything in between. I want to be a better friend, daughter, sister, granddaughter. I want to be a better employee. I want to be a better citizen. I want to be smarter and more savvy. I want to be more positive and more grateful. I want to be a better me.
And so it will be.