In my last blog post I talked about cleaning the emotional and spiritual clutter out of your life. Let me quickly give you three things to think about as you begin cleaning. I want you to focus on people, pictures, and philosophies.
As we move through this wonderful journey we call life we are constantly picking up people, pictures, and philosophies and storing them in our heart and mind. We build relationships with people, we establish a picture of self, and we develop our philosophies about life, love, and the big one…death. So today, begin taking inventory in those three area and determine what can stay and what or who must go. Let me give you a little help to get you started.
This can be a difficult area of your life to clean, because it will mean breaking off relationships with those who are hurting you. I know, that sentence doesn’t make sense to some of you, but for others they know exactly what I mean. There are people in your life that need to be pushed out! Life is too short and precious to spend it around people that are hurting you, taking advantage of you, or to be blunt….SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF YOU! Yes, we all hurt one another from time to time, but if someone is constantly crushing your spirit then kick their ass to the curb.
When I was a therapist I would often ask people, “Who and what do you see when you look in the mirror?” So stop reading for a moment and do that for me. Go look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Who and what do I see?”
The words you used to describe what you saw in the mirror makes up the picture you have of yourself. I know, we all have parts of our body we would like to firm up and push up, but this goes deeper than your physical appearance. This is about some of the adjectives used like: loser, fat ass, ugly, slow, stupid, and/or failure. I chose those words because at different points in my own life I have used them. I know what it means to have a distorted picture of self. And many of you do as well, if you have a negative pictures of yourself get rid of it! Begin seeing the marvelous and miraculous that stands before you!
I’m going to make you wait for this one because it is going to take an entire blog post to cover it. So go stand in front of the mirror again and start developing new pictures!