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Monday, October 22, 2007

Thoughts on: Change & New Beginnings




* New beginnings are always loaded with many contradictory feelings; hope, fear, optimism, doubt, resolution, skepticism, comfort, hesitation, and determination.


* The skeletons in the closet and collective experiences are a threat to new beginnings.


* We remember when we were last burnt or when we were last hurt, and we subconsciously look at our scars and resist the change.


* Memories of how deep and how painful the scars were rush back to our heads and, with an involuntary movement, we clench our fists as though we are holding on to the past - Something inside of us refuses to let go.


* At home we were directed to focus on our downsides, at school we had to improve our bad grades, and in the workplace we are asked to “develop” our weaknesses. Those who moved on did the exact opposite.


* It is amazing how much power we have yet we are so oblivious to its existence. Invest in what makes you feel strong instead of wasting time on things that only make you feel weak and bad about yourself.


* We do not believe in flying; we feel more secure with our feet on the ground, even if it is just quicksand.


* Fear always intercepts our attempts to change; fear of the devil we don’t know; fear of the other side of the fence; fear of the maze.


* We hold on to stability, to our comfort zone, like a mother to her child on a collapsing bridge, and we avoid venturing outside for fear of getting hurt or getting lost.


* Nothing justifies waking up in the morning hating what you wake up to, who you wake up with, or where you get up to go.


* Nothing explains leading an unfulfilled life with an unfulfilling job and an unfulfilling partner.


* We are meant to choose. We are created to investigate options and alternatives. We are not equipped to compromise for the long term.


* There are times when we consciously limit our options because we do not want to feel overwhelmed by the infinity of choices out there. It is difficult to choose; the bigger the selection, the more helpless we feel.


* How do we know we are making the right decision? How can we tell that we are not going to regret this? Other than using our limited common sense and intangible gut feeling, we will never know!


* Find micro-options and loopholes of choices in the tightest of situations and the trickiest of questions.


* Shift your motivation from the fear of loosing to the excitement about winning.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing explains leading an unfulfilled life with an unfulfilling job and an unfulfilling partner.



this is a great wisdome.. and it woke me up ..

Great thought dear

Neveen said...

We all yearn to fly, its not a matter of believing in it, its the courage to do it. Yes, we feel more secure with our feet on the ground, even if it is just quicksand. Sinking is far more better than having a broken neck.

Marwa Rakha said...

Yes anon .. but easier said than done:)

Marwa Rakha said...

Sinking involves more suffering Neveen:) A broken neck sounds horrible but it is immediate.

Rafik Nakhla said...

I see a new begining. What is important for it to success is to throw the skeletons in your closet and look forward. Good Luck

Marwa Rakha said...

Ya Dr. Rafik:) the wise say: Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see

NileGirl said...

I love this post. Every one of those points feel like they were written specifically for me! I'm going to have to print this out and show it to my family! Maybe then they'll understand my thoughts.

Marwa Rakha said...

Hey NileGirl:) I have missed you:)

Show it to your parents? ... emmm .. I do not think it would work .... time to take things into your own hands babe

FidoDido said...

WOwow, really big Wowow for this post. i love it specially the part "Shift your motivation from the fear of loosing to the excitement about winning." this is invitation to face ourself and our fear.but don't you see that many times our fear is based on many elements and factors such as may be our decision hurt some one else. i think that new beginning is not in your work or life, it is in your way to see the life around you it is in your thoughts first. u know i was need this post form month ago because i was face a new beginning to me :)hope i can continue this way . little secret " in this new begin ,your words about three dimensions was one big motives in it. nice post.ya marwa.

Marwa Rakha said...

Thanks Fido Dido for your comment:) As usual very encouraging and supportive:)

I am not writing this post because I jumped .. I am writing this post because I need to jump and I am still soliciting courage:)

Fantasia said...

Inspirational! Thanks, Marwa for all those touching words.We need to stop every now and then and re-evaluate their lives. We should reshuffle their periorities.We should search for motivation to keep us going. There are always new beginnings.

Marwa Rakha said...

Yes .. priorities ... very important in this context:)

Anonymous said...

Seems like you will finally get rid of your "tough shell" -huh?
Relax, and enjoy:)

Marwa Rakha said...

Tough shell?:) Me?

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

sometimes i feel as if the past doesnt wanna let us go ...

like a monster that keeps us locked

we have to charge our superhuman powers to win

i love the post, every single word
regards

Anonymous said...

" * Fear always intercepts our attempts to change; fear of the devil we don’t know; fear of the other side of the fence; fear of the maze. "

Best I have read today. However Moderate fear (caution) is required and considered a good tactic in life otherwise why do people have saving accounts?