Over the course of the past week I have written and published 6 articles on Second Chance to Live to speak to a core issue. In the 1st 2 of the articles I share my personal experience and then in the next 4 articles I share what I discovered to be that was at the core of my inability change the things that I could in order to be able to begin to create new dreams in my life.
In my experience, I found that until I reached a place of acceptance in my life, awareness only pointed out to me that a problem existed in my life. Awareness did little to change what I had become aware of in my life until I took action.
“Three frogs were sitting on a log. One decided to jump into the pond. How many were left? Did you answer two? Think again. You see, I didn’t say one jumped in; I just said one DECIDED to jump in. It’s not a technical point that I’m debating, but a sad fact of life. For there’s a big difference between deciding to do something and actually doing it.” Author Unknown
Awareness, like the decision made by the one frog; does nothing to bring about change.
In my experience, when I got to a point in my life when I realized that I could do nothing to change what was clearly out of my control I stopped blaming myself for what I could not change. When I reached this point in my life, I started the process of examining what was making me anxious and frustrating me. I began this process by writing in a journal. Writing in a journal helped me to begin to sort things out, so that I could identify with was at the root of my anxiety and frustration. By writing in a journal I was able to examine what was blocking me from making the decision to be able to act on the decision to actually jump, unlike the frog; and take action.
Moving through a grieving process by confronting my denial, being angry over what I could not change, trying to change or make adjustments to no avail and by working through my depression and sadness over what could not be changed all set the stage to my being able to surrender to what I could not change, to be able to create new dreams.
Writing in a journal has and continues to help me to be able to sort things out so that I am able to change the things I can in life. In my experience, I have found that by writing in a journal, I am able to get clarity concerning the things that I can not change (to get to a place of acceptance) in order to be able to change the things that I can in my life. In my experience, I have found that writing in a journal helps me to come to terms with what I have become sick and tired of being sick of what can not be changed. Although this is a slow process, I have found that when I reach a place of acceptance I am given the gift of a second chance — to take the action to dream once again.
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