Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More Cliches

Good Morning Every One
Back again with a few more cliches to ponder.  

What is bothering you or weighing you down today?  Write that thought down and throw it away. Now think about a cliche. A cliche does not have to necessarily fit the occasion to be applicable, effective and to change the direction of your thoughts and perception. Many times when we are weighed down by an issue, we are not able to "see the forest for the trees." We get stuck in a thinking rut and pattern and are not able to  "pull our self out" of a particular thinking pattern. 

The brain is such a magnificent organ. However, it does have a few "glitches." It can get stuck in a thinking or behavioral pattern that we have to first identify, let it go, and then replace with something more productive and positive. When we identify a thinking or behavioral pattern we was to change, we must also identify the positive intention behind the pattern. That will help up discover the replacement that we need.

My dad had a great saying, "Do you want to have a Wilbur day (referring to Wilbur in Charlotte's Web) or do you want to get out of the manure and do something different?" I really didn't like that when I was younger. Now I recognize the wisdom and the strength of this question.

Many times we want others to change so that our life will be better. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."  We can offer choices and maybe even a better way to do something. We then have to learn to step back and allow the other person to decide what they are going to do.

Think of a cliche that will work for you today

Make a Great Day

Dr. Susan

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