Monday, September 3, 2007

Self-Imposed Prisons

Daily Draw: Renaissance Tarot ~ 8 of Swords

We often create self-imposed prisons. Negative thought patterns were my worst prison as an adult; as a child speaking without thinking used to get me sent to my room. In the 50's this was no playground of toys and technology, it was a small room with a bed and a chest of drawers. Financial problems are often self-imposed prisons, as is too many commitments in too little time. I know people who continue to live within these prisons because they think it is too much effort or would take too long to free themselves. Short sighted thinking, that. In five years we will still be five years older...why not start today to be freer in five years?

I think this summer has been a time of freeing myself. Some of the things I thought were so important to my future have inadvertently changed. I could have fought that change and I did a bit in the beginning, but the world is so full of new opportunities, why should I limit myself to only what I know now?

I lived in a prison of pain for 18 years, yet when a Dr. gave me a new diagnosis last December, I fought it because I didn't want to be identified with 'those people'. Ha. I still don't tell anyone what I do indeed have, I don't want to be identified with 'those people' who seem to do nothing but bellyache about what they can't do, but I'm here to tell you, the medication has made a huge change in my life for the better and what I now can do has increased exponentially.

"It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." ~ Carl Gustav Jung 1865-1961

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