Whew! I think this time I’m going to do it. I think I’m going to get this post written and published by 8:00am. No…make that….8:30 am. Yes. That’s it.**
This week the sentence to complete as presented by our estimable Hostests’ with the mostest’s, Joyful Janine of Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyholic, the Delightful Dawn of Dawn’s Disaster, Of Course you can Kate, at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine…and last but not least, Forever in yo face Stephanie of Mommy, for Real, is:
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“I hit a turning point in my life when I”…. finally got a good handle on the Wakefield Doctrine! Damn! Talk about life saving tools and such. Too bad I didn’t have this level of proficiency with it oh, 30 years ago. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is now. Today. Where I sit or not sit. You know, what do I want from life?
Thanks to the Doctrine I have a rock solid, reliable tool to utilize while/as I build and support the life I want. In reality, it couldn’t have come at a better time as the last few years have been my most challenging. See, it wasn’t enough to simply know I was a clark all those decades ago. It wasn’t enough to be able to just recognize the scotts and rogers surrounding me.
Today I use my understanding of what this means – the worldview/personal reality of clarks, scotts and rogers, to enhance and develop my own damn self. Which in turn affects those around me. Before you start passing out the lollipops, know this: any path towards self-development begins with your own self. Mirror first people. Handle that part and the rest is, if not cake, cupcakes 🙂
Yes Alvy, a healthy life is possible. Yes, you can reduce stress. Yes, you can enjoy family once again. LOL It’s a choice. Choice based on understanding. Understanding the kind of world another person lives in, walks through every day. Their personal reality, how they relate themselves to the world. Know this and, as they say over at the Doctrine, “you will know more about them than they know about themselves”.
Consider how surprised your sister would be if you didn’t react to her temper tantrum the way you always have. What would happen if you didn’t cry when your boss yelled at you? What would happen if you didn’t give in to the occasional guilt trip your husband or wife tries to put you on, especially at the holidays?
You know what they say: knowledge is a dangerous thing. LOL All I can tell you is that with an understanding of the principles of the Wakefield Doctrine you will be assured of a most challenging and rewarding undertaking! It’s not only about not reacting to life the way you always have, it’s about acting differently moving forward in life.
As to the turning point thing? I may still be cornering on 2 wheels but at least I’m navigating the turn(s) way better.
**Not today Girlie. 2+ hours past deadline.