I am rising
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Today is Easter Sunday here in sunny Ashburn, VA. And I am rising! I am rising out of the doldrums of repetative, negative thoughts and moving toward a life with healthier and more positive thoughts. I shed the automatic responses of my brain and retrain those little electrons firing in my head. I am the electrician for my brain. I retrain, rethink and redo what I need to change, reshape or rethink.
This is a good day for thinking about these things. It's a good day to begin a new life. A life that is purposeful, thoughtful and willing to think. It's funny, I long ago released a lot of traditions that I thought were not useful for me. I've been able to leave so many things behind and not even look back.
From today on, I exault my mind and body reset. I exault my wonderful, adaptable, learnable brain, just as our Neanderthal ancestors did and THINK. I think to survive like my ancestors did. They realized the advantage of figuring things out, and now I do, too.
This way of being will eventually become the first thing I do, instead of merely reacting to challenges I find along the way. There are times when instincts do well (like jumping out of the way when a car is barreling down the road and doesn’t see me). There are times when thinking and restating is needed (like when I am reviewing my food choices for the day). The second type of survival is what needs to be worked on. I don’t blame my Neanderthal brain for shoveling in as much nutrition as possible; Neanderthal brain does that for a good reason—it didn’t know when its next meal would be. I live in a different world than Neaderthal did. I live in a world where food is plentiful, and fresh and I can feed my body whenever I need to do that.
Neanderthal, take a back seat on this now, I’ve got ya covered. Our survival now depends on making the right choices whenever faced with the prospect of a meal. You know how you worried when I began refusing red meat? Well, see? We made it 35 years without that stuff, we’re still alive and well. So, trust me Neaderthal brain, I’ll keep us alive, healthy and keep our body in good shape. Just let me think and choose the best food for us. I’ll let you drive if we are ever back in the woods, trying to survive. You let me drive in this crazy concrete jungle. Deal? Deal!