Monday, July 22, 2013

The title alone invokes a myriad of thoughts and emotions.   Some will rejoice in it.  Others will feel lost without anything on it.  Some will want to draw all over it anew.  And others still will want to immediately fill it up with only the familiar so there is no void. 

The slate.  We all have one.  And depending on our perspective, we can look at it through different eyes and with different ideas, feelings and plans.

What if you were diagnosed with cancer, and suddenly given a blank, clean slate and clean bill of health, being told you were in remission and now could do anything you wanted?

What if your blank slate was a second chance at correcting and righting a wrong?

What if your blank slate was real-life opportunity and you could have the awareness that you can fix any dysfunctional relationship in your life you had with your parents, your family, your friends or co-workers and how you relate to one another?

What if you had a blank slate of total sobriety, clean and free of drugs, alcohol and other vices to change your life in a healthy way for the better?

What if you lost all your material possessions in a massive tornado and storm, but you were still left with the gift of life?

What if your blank slate was a wake-up call to recognizing ways you could improve your mind set, shift perspective in how you approach your life?

What would YOU do with your blank slate?  Do you know?

Do you realize that all the petty things people complain about daily can all be fixed if you choose to make the shift both literally, consciously, pro-actively and do something different, be better than you are in this moment by not being consumed by things that are a waste of your time, your heart, your energy, your focus, your efforts and instead invest them in a positive way toward such a shift? 

Here at We Solved It - we are solution-oriented.  We want to constantly think with the problem-solving frame of mind no matter what the topic is.  But we realized that whether it is something wrong with your car, or something wrong with a door hinge at your home, or if it is a problem at work or if it is a problem with your cell phone --- much like anything in life, things can be fixed.  And so can our relationships with situations, problems and sometimes even people, it just requires communication.  

When people feel 'broken' - it has much to do with the way they look at life.  While shifting life perspective is not easy, it can be done.  Even if it means that you have to have the courage to eliminate the toxic energy that doesn't align with who you are, who you are becoming and where you are going with this new slate.   The situation is not always personal when we have to cut strings.  But is a human instinct to be nostalgic and hold on tightly to things that are merely memories and it is only the memories which fortify us, not the current situation which may have changed direction.  Some people feel this way with jobs or where they live or even with friendships. 

What most people fail to do, is realize that sometimes it is not just EXTERIOR….sometimes we need to release and let go of the INTERIOR and  that means comfortable programming, lies we tell ourselves and how we justify what we do and how we behave or respond or react.   This is a reality check.  If the old behavior you have and your ideals and personal structure isn’t working for you – you are unhappy.  If you release your own negativity and baggage and work internally on how you think and what you believe to be the causes of the root of all your problems, sometimes the true answer is being honest with your true self.  Most people shy away or get defensive about this because it is confrontational.  The more they deny there is something wrong, it becomes glaringly obvious that there really is something wrong they don’t want to look at. 

Sometimes it is necessary to break free from a cage in order to fly.  And that cage sometimes is the weight of situations which no longer match who we are now.  But it is erasing and eliminating the fear of change that enables us to embrace change and shift and grow.

It is human to fill your 'voids' with 'things'... and that isn't just substances or material items, it can also be in regard to getting swept up into drama - beit everyone else's or your own. 

Life is short.  And while there may not seem like enough hours in the day to fix or solve all problems with the world, the ones that we are able to solve, fix, resolve are ones that we all can take on ourselves to tackle and approach with a solution-oriented frame of mind in all things and in all situations.

You can.  You can do it.  But it’s up to you.  And no one is going to help you.  You need to make the conscious choice for yourself to want to have the blank slate that you can begin anew again with and make continuous efforts to no longer point fingers of blame at everyone else for the daily choices you make for your slate.

The time is now. It is up to you.  And change can happen, but it begins with each of us.

~ Athena & Tess – We Solved It


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