Sunday, January 09, 2011

Day 10: He loves me, he loves me not

He loves me, he loves me not, Böblingen, Germany, September 2010,
Panasonic DMC-ZS7, 35mm focal length equiv. 25mm, Exposure 1/30 sec @ f3.3, ISO 200, no flash, 
© Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]
Have you ever picked a flower with petals, and then pulled them off one at a time, enquiring "he (or she) loves me, he loves me not"?

And if you didn't get the answer you were looking for, perhaps you picked another flower and tried again, until you got the "right" answer ;-)

Techniques such as this are actually useful to get at your own subconscious thoughts or beliefs.  If it validates your belief, you will likely stop.  If not, you will likely want to keep trying (best 2 out of 3? ;-)

What are some of your deep-seated beliefs?  Are they serving you well?  If so, that's great.  But if not, why don't you pick another flower, and begin the process of challenging those beliefs.  Deep contemplation and reflection are usually required.  But in the end, remember, they are just beliefs -- they are not who you are.  

It is your choice -- today, right now -- what beliefs you choose to let guide your journey.  Relish your opportunity for deep reflection and wise choices.

  • Donation:  Mothers without Borders.  Another good cause pointed to me by Carlo, just an "ordinary guy".
  • Exercise:  An aborted Frito walk with Carol -- Frito heard the woodsman in the forest, and decided to beat a hasty retreat ;-)  (30 mins)

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