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Predictable Patterns

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.” Margaret Mead


Continuing on with the theme of habits or predictable patterns what do you notice about your day that is totally a result of a pattern in your life?

Are there patterns in your life that are destructive?

For example are there things that just “set you” off, produce anger, irritation or high anxiety?   Can someone say something to you that reminds you of something unpleasant and instead of ignoring it begin to churn inside even to the point of saying something regretful?

We all have patterns in our lives.  Some patterns we should change for the betterment of self.   What patterns do you think you should change?

Some steps to take to figure out what patterns are in your life.

1.    Learn to observe yourself.   What are you doing?   Record it for a week or two.

2.    Which patterns create abundance and flow and which ones end up being criticisms of something or someone?

3.    Which patterns are predictable?   Someone who knows you could say “You will do this when /if _______”

4.    Have someone observe you.   What do they see?   Do you repeat time after time some phrase or action?

Don’t become frozen in time.

Rock Faces

For the passing minute is every man’s equal possession, but what has once gone by is not ours.” Marcus Aurelius

Faces frozen in time, a couple of them, do you see them? Perhaps you feel as if your life is frozen in time. Perhaps you feel as if life has become routine and each day has a familiar pattern that repeats itself over and over again. Would you like life to be more than a pattern an all too familiar pattern?

We don’t have to be like the rocks frozen in time and space. Our lives should be dynamic, filled with movement, filled with wonder and filled with joy. We should be able to find moments in our day that cry out “WOW”. If we don’t experience that moment of awe and wonder perhaps we should evaluate what it would take to have those sensations.

The time we have is limited and what we use that time for is unlimited. Using our time to improve our lives is a good use of time. How would you like to see your time being used?

Find those things that excite and motivate you. Weave those things into the patterns of your life. Change the routine, change the patterns and begin to live life more fully.