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Consciously breaking away from insanity

Consciously breaking away from insanity

Today is the last day of summer. I look forward to one of my favourite seasons of the year – autumn! I find the change in colours amazing and observing trees’ falling leaves give me a sense of hope that the process of letting go will lead to a new lease on life when spring comes. Autumn reminds us of the need to let go in order to give birth to something new. I have been terribly busy at work since I returned from a short visit to my family and incidents both on the professional and personal fronts have forced me to reflect on a quote on insanity.

Albert Einstein defines it this way: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I was hit to the core by this quote. I have realised that it is time for me to consciously break away from my self-imposed insanity in specific areas of my life. Someone close to me did something that disappointed me and a few other people. The person goes into this cycle of “abusing” the support provided by other people and acting selfishly all the time. In this instance though, the people providing the support already knew that this was a possibility but still did so in the hope that the person will change. As painful as it is to see a loved one struggle, tough love has to be shown in this instance to achieve different outcomes for everyone involved. It took me a week of reflecting and meditating but it finally became clear last night when I spoke to a few people.

Consciously introducing incremental changes to the way we do things and live our lives is empowering from different perspectives. The changes will build on each other creating a solid platform and foundation to achieve a massive improvement. We also teach ourselves to think and react differently and prepare us to take the appropriate action when the situation calls for it. As autumn starts tomorrow, I officially embark on a different way of looking at this situation. Some pruning may have to be done for people to grow. We have to let go of the old to create something new.

Have you been going through a never-ending cycle or pattern in your life? What have you done differently to create a new pattern or introduce something different in the situation?

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  1. Paola  March 1, 2015

    Similar thinking. Maybe it is the season. Time to reflect for me.

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    • irggac  March 1, 2015

      Thanks for your feedback my friend. We are on a similar journey. Speak soon.

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