Who Pays the Piper
Times are tough. You’re in a space where you’re self-speak, that internal dialogue you have with yourself every minute of every day, is working overtime.
Routine Power Questions Time
Every morning I have a set of things I do. It is a routine of activities. I call it my meditation, Power Questions and Creed time. Here’s a quick rundown of how my morning plays out. It’s all very ‘routine’ and structured.
I jump out of bed at no particular time when I’m ready. Then, I go into the next room to a small area set aside for my meditation. There is a ritual. For example, I light a candle and burn incense, and then my ‘real’ nothing starts. There’s always a short passage I read in a book, followed by my ki breathing meditation. Then I do my stretches, Power Questions and Grand Dream Goals. All this takes about one hour.
The Purpose is to Help my Internal Dialogue. Calm the Mind.
This daily procedure works. It’s important because it keeps me ON TRACK. I have been following this basic routine for a few years now.
Sometimes, I’m Slack!
The truth is, sometimes I have been slack and paid the price. Before my current partner entered my life, I followed my routine every morning and night. I always did it! There only needed to be a diversion, such as someone else in the household with new ways, and it all went to a cinder. It’s happened a few times because I get a sense of “I’m okay; I don’t need this any more” arrogance about me.
The discipline I made for myself every day didn’t appear out of a whim; it didn’t appear overnight. It was a calculated series of personal development coaching steps my coach at the time led me through years ago. It took me nearly 12 months to develop them to where they worked for me. This routine protected me from my negative drama-glue internal dialogue.
I chatted with my coach a year or two ago about being pumped up and positive. I told him that if I drop to 90%, I notice it, don’t like it, and quickly climb back to over 100%. He laughed and asked me if I realised what I’d just said, “You don’t like operating at 90% because it doesn’t feel right? Spare a thought for all those who operate at 20% every day!”.
I operated at over 100% because I had the tools. But, unfortunately, I learnt them the hard way.
Travel, Visitors and Other Distractions to Power Questions
A new partner came into my life, and I got slack. I didn’t need them, or so I thought. The same happens when I travel or there are other distractions in my life. Over the last few months, there have been times I have operated at less than 100%, and I wouldn’t say I like it. It’s painful, and emotionally it hurts.
Please let me know if you’re getting the message.
Being in a drama glue, the below-the-line place is NOT for me. I’m not at my best when I’m in this space. I owe the people who come to see me for a psychic reading 100% of me. There’s no compromise, and that’s what they get. This is why I do my routine every morning and evening. It takes me about an hour (two hours if I include my walk and breakfast) in the morning and 10 minutes each night. It takes discipline, and that’s big for someone like me who dislikes it.
I know things, especially when I’m going through tough times. But I also know I could only have developed the routine I do every morning with help. Without this routine, my life would be a misery.
Here’s a little trick. It’ll only take a minute or so.
Stop what you’re doing NOW for 15 seconds. Monitor your thoughts. Are you thinking ‘above-the-line’ thoughts? Those thoughts are proactive, empowered, abundant, love, and faith. Or are you considering the more downbeat ‘below-the-line’ thoughts? These include being reactive, blaming, victim, powerless, with doubt and scarcity, where you feel disempowered.
Suppose you’re above the line! Fantastic. Go off and have fun. What’s great is that you can stay in space and not drop back to below the line.
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Have an Outstanding Day,