I've been joking with myself this morning about creating a new program for people called the Pretending I Care Package. This, because the number of times people call me in a day to tell me a story, chock full of reasons and justifications for why things suck for one reason or another in their lives is flat out ridiculous.
I've been joking with myself, kind of. I mean, I love my friends and clients and wouldn't like to put anyone off but I guess, I'd like to propose a little something different… If you find that you are telling me (or anyone) a big, whopping story, like, if you're talking for more than a minute about a thing, you might actually be caught up in your limitations. And you might really, really adore your limitations else you wouldn't use your precious energy on them. And guess what, there's nothing wrong with that. It's just, you have to pay me more if you want me to listen to your bullshit.
I mean, even when I was teaching a bunch of teenagers with drug habits and psychiatric labels and learning and social "issues" I didn't allow for this much BS. It was more like, kid, you're amazing. You could be doing anything you wanted to right now and *this is what you're doing? Come back and see me when you're ready to look at the possibilities and what you're capable of rather than the problems and limitations.
Tough love. I guess I used to be better at it and I'm looking at a full on revival!
See, the thing is, you're much faster than you pretend to be. Like really. You are capable of changing everything that sucks in your life and one of the ways to do that is to call me up, give me a couple words instead of a big ass story, and let me work my magic. Let YOU work your magic. Let us, together, BE magic. Think of everything you could create and have and do and be and and and if you used your energy to change the stuff that doesn't work rather than tell stories about why things aren't working... Watch out world!
Or, buy a Pretending I Care Package and, for the right price, I will listen to you solidify your limitations till the cows come home ;-)
Lit and Comp teacher gone rogue, disguised now as a Living and Relationship Coach, Body Worker, and Access Consciousness Facilitator, I still sneak off to write because, well, it makes me come alive and it's one of the joyful ways I create the future.