MKMMA Week 19 – Reboot

It would seem that the several “lost weeks” in January had a greater impact on me that I expected.

I’ve already written of keeping up as much as possible, and doing my best to maintain the polish on my Buddha in a steady stream of cement. (Interesting, when you Google “cement Buddha” for a quick spell-check, you find a myriad of offers to sell Buddhas made of cement, but only the faintest whisper of the concept we’re familiar with begins to appear four or five pages deep.)

At any rate, now back to the pace of what more or less constitutes “normality” for me, I find that while I’m back on track with the exercises and assignments and staying on pace in principle, something is missing. More and more I find I need to force myself to concentrate on following the “habits” that we/I have been steadily introducing over the past four and a half months.

It appears that those fragile new habits have been disrupted by the brusque intrusion of “outside world reality” they were subjected to, and rather that instinctively react and respond as I’ve been training myself to do, I once again have to consciously act with intention and attention to overcome the old blueprint.

Those seemingly silly and simple little exercises we’ve been doing since October have taken on a renewed meaning as I assign new “services” to retrain myself in my new habits. The 7-day diet is restarted about once an hour. Rather than being instantly aware of the display of the characteristics of the Makeover, I find I’m realizing them only later in conscious review of the day’s events.

I suspect I’m discovering what some of you have already realized, and what Mark, Davene and the crew are well aware of – that this entire 26-week program is not a one-time head-to-toe makeover fix. Go through it once and it’s done. Uh-uh.

As long as we’re striving to excel in a world dead set on mediocrity, as long as we’re determined to become more than the “norm” says we should be and to be what we are all truly capable of, we are in a constant process of growth, setback, recovery and regrowth.

Hopefully, and most certainly as we become stronger and the new blueprint we’re instilling becomes more and more our controlling guide, each stage is more two steps forward, one step back. If at this point it’s the other way around, well, that just means we’re still developing those mental and emotional muscles.

This week’s exercise of focused concentration is quite timely for me, as I find this is the only way to force myself back on track.

When we’re subjected to a physical injury – a broken bone, severe cut or the like, that point at which that injury heals, the scar, becomes the strongest point in that part of the body when subjected to stresses that could cause re-injury. I suspect there’s some of that going on here as well.

 

 

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2 Responses to “MKMMA Week 19 – Reboot”

  1. Carolynn Sokil Says:

    Hi Stu! Everything you’ve said is so true – so bang on. We’re all going through some semblance of what you are. And Mark, Davene, Trish – they all know this too well – that our old blueprint – our subby – will do it’s best to intrude. “Old habits die hard”. I recall Darren Hardy comments in his book The Compound Effect – something about bad habits are easy to start and hard to break and good habits are hard to start and easy to break. Why is that? I believe it is so when we accomplish doing the new good habits and ridding ourselves of the bad ones – we will KNOW we have climbed a significant mountain – to feel elated. Well done you for continuing on!

  2. Patricia Tamowski Says:

    Congratulations on keeping going with your new makeover despite challenges from the outside world, continuing to make changes into the new you that you wish to be!

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