Week 17a — Ease and Perfection

Week 17a — Ease and Perfection

Several times this week I thought about my blog post and had at least two subjects to talk about, but now, I cannot remember either of them!  Interesting that this week’s readings, Chapter 17 of Haanel, is about the power of concentration.   I found myself procrastinating every time I thought about sitting down to write my blog this week.  Yes, I was distracted by upcoming travel and my birthday (today!), but again, these are just excuses.

I have not been doing all the homework exercises this week as I have in the past, and I think my discouragement was part of my reluctance to write my post.  In last week’s survey, I was asked if I am happier than I was before I started this program.  The answer from me was a big “YES!”.  The one thing that I do every day is to say the affirmation “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!” and I think just doing this one simple thing has helped tremendously.

Something else to note today — as I had a birthday lunch with my mother, who was openly critical about my choice to start massage school this March, I realized that I would choose not to be upset over her criticism.  Instead, I said a quick prayer, asked Jesus to help me get through the lunch, smiled, and said well, I understand that is how you feel about it but that is not how I feel.  I then changed the conversation and we were able to have a somewhat pleasant meal together.  Wow!  What a difference from four months ago! The self-confidence I have now is so much different than before.  So even though I have not been “perfect” at doing all of the exercises, I think enough has taken effect for me to have that response.

Haanel says that “ease and perfection are gained by repetition”.  You got that right!

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  1. Nancy O February 1, 2016 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Happiest of birthdays to you, dear Lesley! Congratulations on your lunch date and so happy for the ease with which you stated your position and changed the subject! Smooth move!

  2. Darren Grodi February 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Do It Now! will release you from procrastination. Nicely done on law of substitution of changing lunch conversation. Happy Birthday too!

  3. marilynrholloway February 4, 2016 at 4:38 am - Reply

    A belated Happy Birthday! I loved the way you handled a loaded situation, well done!

  4. robertmasterkey February 4, 2016 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Great to hear your happier and love the way you handled your Birthday lunch. Thanks for sharing…!

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