Week 4 – Out with the Old!
We are required to do certain things every day to keep up with the “honor requirements.” Things like reading Og Mandino, the Blue Print Builder, my DMP, Service cards, and a new one the giving card. It only takes about 20 mins 3 times a day to do the work. It’s not much to invest in myself but the opposition in my sub-conscience is based on my old habits.
Something will always get in the way of me doing the work, but then I remember the words of Og Mandino:
As a child I was slave to my impulses; now I am slave to my habits, as are all grown
men. I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past
deeds of my life have already marked out a path, which threatens to imprison my
I realize that my old blue print is fighting the change which is resisting the new path as I am reprogramming my mind to think in a different and certain way.
Every time I read this, “years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path, which threatens to imprison my Future.”
A very loud voice resounds in my mind and soul. I realize that I have been a slave to bad habits. I have in a sense imprisoned myself with the deeds of the past and I know that if I do not change what I am doing I will be a prisoner in a cell of my own making for the rest of my life! (AAAAAGH!) There is a sense of fear and despair when I read this as this is not what I want in life and not who I am destined to be.
The very urge to throw in the towel and quit this process is very real, however, I know that just from the progress I have made thus far I have no need to fear. The key I am finding in my life that makes me want to fight through the struggle is the promises that I am making to myself.
I promise to / I always keep my promises, is a mantra we read and recite out loud approximately 30 times a day. I always keep my promises to myself and to other sis the driving force that keeps me doing, keep me pushing, makes me experience the very change that I am seeing manifest in my heart mind and soul.
Integrity, honesty, value, truth, love, patience, service to others is growing in ways that I have never thought existed with in me. I appreciate the little things now. Things like nature, kindness, and people in conversation, my silly little Yorkie dogs, my wife and her sweet heart towards me and other people. What a blessing it is to be alive! I have unlimited potential in anything I set my mind on doing.
I promise to keep my promise to myself and others. There is strength and accountability in keeping promises.
Thank You MKMMA, Mark J and all the staff for making a real difference in my life.
Thank you for helping me to be accountable to myself and others.