Ain’t life grand???? If you believe what people tell you as you’re growing up, you’ll think that if you follow the rules, cross your t’s, dot your i’s, and go to church on Sunday, you’ll live a long and happy life with no problems. And, hey, you might even get a gold watch at the end.
Then at some point, you eventually discover that even though you do live by the rules, you’re unemployed, or suddenly divorced, or in debt up to your ears, or all of the above. I should know. It happened to me.
At first it felt like a slap in the face with cold fish, and I went on a pity party of monumental proportions. I kept thinking things like, “I’m a good person. Why did this happen to me?” “How can this be? I’ve never hurt anyone.” “Why did they lay me off? There are people in the company who are complete #*&^-ups!”
My pity part was very intense, but mercifully brief. I decided to man-up and look at my thinking. I decided either I could wallow around and have people feel sorry for me or I could take all that energy, re-define my view of the world and turn this whole situation to my advantage.
I chose the latter. I used the opportunity to embark on a path of continuing (and continuous) education, deep introspection, and quest for meaning in my life. In short, I committed to live my life the way I want.
I became a certified hypnotherapist and now I help people who are stuck in their thinking.
I’ll be blogging from time to time on topics such as:
- Family Life
- Health and Fitness
- Personal Growth
- Spiritual Growth
And I’ll be writing a fair bit on hypnosis.
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Live well (it’s the only chance you get)!