Archive for June, 2011

Time to Shed!





If you are a National Geographic lover, then this picture is one you’ve seen a few times. In certain seasons, animals take the time to shed their old skin for the new fresh coat underneath. Watching a snake go through this process is interesting as they look for rough areas n order to help them remove the dead skin. I would like to point out a principle here.

In life, the phases, situations and circumstances can create a damaged person. When you suffer a deep cut, your body has an automatic process of protecting the hurt area until it heals. Then when there is no reason to protect it anymore, you shed. This principle is critical as we navigate through life. Too many times we are holding on to “dead skin”. Things that remind us of where we once were. They make us sore and keep us hostage. Then we project our issues on to every new person, place and thing we meet. What’s worse is after a while, everyone around us can visibly see we look like the picture above.

No, life is not easy and you will take many bruises, scrapes and cuts. Some of which may take a while to heal from. This is your time to take control of you and get rid of dead skin. This includes people. Yes, always be willing to meet and change your circle of friends. You will have those who are with you fr life, but many are for a season. Treat them as such and be ok when it’s time to let go of them. You do not have to stay the way you are, but change will require the rough patches of life in order to shed. It’s your opportunities to try a different way of thinking. There’s a new you underneath that is waiting to get out. Embrace the shedding process and prepare to breath new air into your life.

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Your Mirror







What do you see? A few marks that remind you of an event where you fell or scratched your face. A pimple. Maybe a face that shows you that sleep needs to be a priority. Keep looking. After a while as Drake said “I really think if you stare at yourself you see things”. One thing is for sure, a mirror does not show you what you want, it shows you what and where you are. It keenly displays the present and gives you a historical photo of how you got here.

Everyone uses a mirror to make suggestions, corrections and changes. To “see” themselves front, back, left to right. But the characteristics of a mirror should be ones that we take into consideration in our personal relationships. A mirror tells the truth, it’s up to you to accept what it shows you. A mirror can reflect back to you whatever you project to it. Many people are in friendships that do not reciprocate their own projections. Thus we tend to be frustrated with a person because “they just don’t get it”. This can be dangerous because when looking into a mirror, if we don’t like what we see, are we willing to change it? It’s not always the mirror’s fault what you are receiving in return, it could be just your reflection.

But when you do find your “mirror”, your hopes and dreams become reality. Many have giving up on finding the “right” people for their lives and have settled. “Mirrors” make life worth living. You go from having successful to significant relationships. Today, take a look in the mirror, if you don’t like what you see, change you. What you get back shows you if you’re on the right path.

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