Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Making Each Day New

Many times when my alarm goes off in the morning I feel like the Bill Murray character in the movie “Groundhog Day”. For those unfamiliar with the movie it’s about a guy who keeps living the same day over and over. After many such days he finally realizes that he can make changes that will affect the outcome of his day. Anyone who is faithful to their commitments and obligations over a long period of time can sometimes feel like they are living the same day over and over. Admittedly, as a creature of habit, I take some comfort in my daily routines and rituals. Joy can be found in the familiar. I probably don’t seek out change enough in my life. Part of the reason is that I have a personality that actually thrives on boredom. However, I do make attempts to enlarge the circle of my life and to not always do things the same way. I am not as adventurous as some people think I am but I do like to experience new things and new ways of doing things. Of course, I am not as boring as I may appear on the surface. As an introvert I mostly live in my inner world. There is a lot of thinking and intellectual activity going on within me. My inner life is probably more exciting than my outer life. I am a dreamer and a thinker. Of course, sometimes I need to do simple things like get off a familiar path and change the way I drive home. Sometimes I need to try a new restaurant instead of eating at the same old places. Sometimes I need to take a leap of faith and not just look over the edge.

1 comment:

Johanna Jacoba Theron said...

Hi there. My name is Cobie and I found your blog on facebooks INFP facebook group. Thank you for all the wonderful blogs. I really enjoy reading them. I have been on the spiritual path for about 5 years now and I am an avid reader and fan of Carl Jung, Herman Hesse (especially Steppenwolf), Neale Donald Walsch, Osho and Goethe. I also blog on my spiritual experiences and I am new to the whole blogging experience. It is lovely to meet like-minded people. My hat is off to you sir.
Kind regards