Is It The Time Change Messing With Me?
November 5, 2018
It was very very early when I first woke this morning. Is it the time change messing with me? As I lay there calculating what time “it really is” to my body and mind…at 3:32am, I refused to get up! Even though, I am fully awake. Even though, the four-leggeds are stirring. I try to rationalize, “well it’s 4:32 really…so I could get up…uh, NO!!” So, I lay there for a little while, setting intentions, clearing my energy, praying and of course thinking…
We finally rise at 4:00. That seems logical, it’s really 5:00. So now I am having the conversation with the dogs, “it’s too early to feed you!” To them, we are up, and the routine is they go out, they come in, they eat. They don’t care the time changed! So, I start my one cup coffee maker and sit for a minute. I come back to a quarter cup of coffee. The coffee maker has died! Really! #@$%#@!!! Actually, I didn’t react. I just pulled, old faithful “Mr. Coffee” down from the top of the fridge and brewed a half a pot. Now, I could go into my inner Eeyore and blame the time change, the early waking and the planets alignment for my coffee maker breaking….it certainly isn’t my fault! But then, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this and sharing the deep reflections of this early morning with you, dear reader.
“The Blame Game,” we all have played it. We all probably have mastered it in some form or another. I am grateful this morning that I didn’t do a tail spin and go into the black hole of despair over a cup of coffee. In the wee hours of the morning, does it really matter? Did I have an alternative? If I didn’t have old reliable on the fridge, was there another alternative? Of course, there was and is. There are many possibilities. Attachment, perspective and choice. Feels like “Lions, and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!” The Blame Game is only played if I play! What are the thoughts, beliefs and conditions that I am attached to? How did I create these attachments? Attachments come from conditioning, environment and societal influences. I can easily play The Blame Game with these sources of attachments. I chose not to play. What stopped me from playing? Perspective. One definition of perspective is, “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.” Thank you, Merriam-Webster! Was it essential for me to have a cup of coffee? Maybe… 😉 Did my life depend on it? No. I can survive without that luscious, hot and creamy caffeinated beverage. Thankfully, I didn’t have to.
Seriously, perspective and choice are vital for releasing attachments and the waking up of the collective mind. Each person, each human being has their own perspectives and are capable of make their own choices. These are influenced by culture, religion, political alignment, regional location, and the list goes on. Many of our attachments are covertly created by the media, family and friend influences, or other seemingly innocent experiences. Some of these attachments we don’t even know we have. Just think for a moment…let the mind wander, race and calculate. How many of those thoughts, beliefs and calculations do you feel are ABSOLUTELY true? Probably many…but, are they really? Acknowledging and owning our choices and perspectives can go a long way in improving relationships and interactions. They are vital for awareness, awakening and expanding our consciousness. Putting it simply, they are tools of common sense and the wise…which aren’t so common!
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