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Walking Away – Rewriting the Script

What happens when we are faced with recurring patterns or characters in our lives and we aren’t sure if we need to shift a situation or even walk away? If we are practicing, how do we know when to make a change? Until you rewrite the script, which could be looked at through the lens of spirituality, physiologically or through patterns, habits or even narrow or myopic vision, the same cast of characters may continue to show up. Often when the same patterns or characters show up, we blame ourselves or others; both reactions can make us feel stuck. While we are judging ourselves and others, we can inquire to notice if an unconscious pattern is behind a particular script. A slight change in our self-dialogue can bring light to a pattern: “oh hey, interesting, a pattern! How are you? I remember you!” to help relieve the endless feeding of a particular role or model. Our seemingly immovable judgments, fueled with personal and cultural morals and ethics, may stay until they are not useful any longer, but we can question them. Judgments are like electric fences, surrounding and protecting what the mind thinks the heart can’t handle…when it can. Practice for me is like a hidden way around the electric fence, so I don’t get shocked as much.  The intention is to develop a new relationship to the judgment, or to whatever shows up when we are feeling stuck. Once our judgments are questioned there is some freedom to feel more and think less, with new eyes. Try starting with questioning the thoughts, quieting and listening. Continue reading Walking Away – Rewriting the Script