First and briefly, allow me to share my experience surrounding the “no opinions” rule we were given this week. I no sooner got into work then I was approached by a frequent customer who was on the customary rampage after an event in the news. As I drew in a huge breath to join in on this opinionated discussion, I remembered, “NO OPINIONS!” So now what was I supposed to do with this huge volume of oxygen expanding my airways and lungs? I love political discussions! My homeschool government class of high school students would attest to that! As a diversionary tactic, I pretended to sneeze instead! Following that act, “Oh, Joe. I can understand how you feel,” was all I said. And customer Joe had this devastated and disappointed look all over his face. I was finally saved by the phone and politely excused myself! Hey Mark J?? Were you behind this test??! HA
This week I came to the conclusion that our society programs us to worry, to fear. If we don’t show signs of worry or fear, we must not care. It is as though worry is a badge of courage. Right? Wrong! It’s these impressions that are of no value and will “be mildewed and rotten and will bring us only more toil and care and anxiety”. Time for that mental house-cleaning process. Funny how it all goes back to bad habits.
I have taken time to see where I am this week. That mental house-cleaning is a must if I am to make the kind of ideals or mental images which I desire to realize. The key word is “desire”. I do so desire those images, and I will make those images turn into reality. It’s gonna be one heck of a journey.