A SLAP AT MY BED…
So I had a day off today; it was great. Thought I might sleep in today, was super tired, even though I did get a full nights sleep. Did I think that I really would, considering that my dog comes in, slaps at my bed, at just looks at me? As in, “I want to go out NOW” type of look. Fine, just a little more sleep; slap/slap, again. OK, OK. The good part is, it (the walk) completely wakes me up, and the second thing is it is now starting to get light, so now I have to train when I get home, to late to go back to sleep. With the meds that I’m on, it takes me a LONG time to wake up. Gone are the days of getting up, and 20 minutes later I could be gone to go and train. Now, easily 60-90 minutes. I just have to get the cobwebs out of my head; as if there wasn’t enough going on in there!
It used to depress me to wake up that foggy, now it just is what it is. You have to work through it, because to tell you the truth, I feel super-awake, (is that a word, it is for me!), and that is what I want to feel like when I start to work with clients. I work with a theory on what we might do, and then I get my answer after they show up. A lot times I have to change, because they might have a pain, no sleep, bad mood; doesn’t matter, we all go through all of that stuff, so we have to make adjustments…that actually makes my job that much more exciting. I love having to make a different situation than what I was planning. The point here, is, if I’m not awake, it might not feel, to me, like what they deserve. Always want to feel that way; to really give them what they need THAT day; could completely change the next time I see them.
All this goes back to my dog. If she needs to go out, mind you, she won’t go in the yard…NOOOOO, she needs to GO OUT, walk time. So that get’s me out, and that’s the quiet part of the day, early morning. No sounds. Everything is sort of distracting when the traffic starts. Neither good nor bad, it’s just different. If my mind stayed in that shape, (not), my day would go on a perfect path. I guess this just means that we need to be on a road to making adjustments, whenever something changes. Getting somewhere, here? Our life changes, consistantly. We might have a plan for the day, but now we have to change, because things came up. I’m not saying that things will always change; I’m just saying that we should have a thought, should they change. My life changed dramatically, but that is the way it was supposed to be. I had a different plan, but had to make the appropriate changes. That doesn’t mean to just “change”, it means that a little thought has to go my half-brain, in order to make some sort of change, that makes some sort sense to me. It also means a different look in my beliefs. Prayer, thought process, my own time and what I think is real to me. Are we getting deep, here; or are we just throwing things out that make sense, at least to me? That’s just another thing; what makes sense to me, might not make sense to someone else. All of that makes perfect sense; we all base things on what our experiences are. Mine has to be a little different from most others; as with the fact that yours will be different that others.
It’s funny, sometimes when I have a big change in my day, it turns out to be a great day. That’s why I appreciate it when I see the same type of action from someone else, even when they don’t know it; especially when they don’t know it! I have a client who just does small actions, but it makes a difference on how they act to every one, and it’s impressive. It makes me think on how I act; is it right, can it be better, or better yet, am I thinking to much? A lot of time I can say yes, others, maybe I should just say yes.
I’ve had to do a few things different, after my surguries. Sometimes, out loud, I have to remind myself of locking the door, or doing something that I should know by heart, but now I have to write things out. It doesn’t mean that it’s wrong, it just means that this is what I have to do; and now I’m over the way that affects me, much different than before. You just happen to understand that ideas, and ways of doing, need to change every once in a while. I just wish that my dog would consider that! We have a nice yard, use it! Oh, wait, maybe that’s why she doesn’t use it, so the yard can STILL stay nice. See, I have to make another change; to accept the way she thinks! She keeps me on my toes.
I think that my ways of action, are to take a “now” approach, as we’ve spoken before. You try to speak of what’s real, for now. If it makes sense, do it, if not, then keep movin’ on. Nothing is so big that it should throw you on another path; just change a little. It counts, even if you are the only one to know. Maybe you can my dog Lola’s way of thought! THAT would be one big change in MY life!
Have a nice day, night, and way of life. It matters.
Eckhart Tolle has some wonderful books in regards to this…………….. the Power of Now is one, the other is a New Earth. I have both of these on Audio CD’s so I can listen to them in the car. You really should check them out, it’s a great way of thinking and I believe the only way to live your life! My dog does the samething, I think maybe she feels that the yard is an extension of our home, and we do love our early morning walks!
Also check this out Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html
I read the Power of Now, I’ll have to listen to New Earth. I saw the Julie Bolte Taylor story; amazing story, since she made the desicion to do that.
It’s really an honest decision, to make my decisions about Now. Who knows what tomorrow brings?