Each of us is at the center of our very own feature film.
Oftentimes, we turn it into a drama and ham it up like some high-paid Hollywood actor adding excessive emotions, body gestures, self-importance, and whining.
With each and every performance, we reach deep and bring out some of our most painful moments; but none of us are auditioning for anything other than failure when we do it.
It’s much easier to think of life as a comedy.
The question is… How do we find comedy in pain, laughter within tears, or find hidden comedic gems of morality within sad narratives? How the do you narrate a comedy with tragic words?
The only way to fix this is to change the narrative.
Use the power of pattern-interrupts to change how you see certain things in your mind. A pattern-interrupt is one of the most powerful yet little talked about ways to reprogram a mind.
It can take that which is heavy and make it lighter.
Your neurons act a lot like the grooves in an old record. They have a pattern.
Once you see a specific pattern or segment in the song of your life you wish to edit, you simply use pattern-interrupts to change the pattern. Sometimes, we just need to give ourselves permission and the artistic freedom to do so. Please give yourself permission to take be easier on yourself.
Laugh at life. Laugh at yourself.
While I recognize that my life is not an insignificant comedy, I also recognize that the only way I can live a life of significance is if I learn to laugh at things.
The only way I can truly succeed is if I don’t sweat the small stuff, and I treat the lesser moments of life like I would treat an old, shitty record I couldn’t help myself from playing; I would alter the way it plays so that I am never again tempted to listen to the drudgery.
I will use pattern interrupts to help me lighten the load these feelings place on my mind.