the MIRREN LEE

The 2012 Act Three Journey of an Actress/Coach/Writer.

Day 2 Wandering in My Head

Posted by themirrenlee on 02/01/2012

And so 2012 starts.

In Australia, today is a holiday because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday, so most people had it off, or got penalty rates if they had to work.  Yet another civilized aspect of working in Australia.

I saw that the Zucotti Park protestors took it back today.  That’s what I want to see – people around the world waking up.  Ron Paul came out and said that the 1964 Civil Rights Act “undermined the concept of liberty” and “destroyed the principle of private property and private choices”.  And here I thought it gave equal rights to people who had first been literally enslaved, and then societally enslaved by segregation and simple hatred.  Ron Paul is an idiot.  He represents those logic vacuums I detest so much.

At the moment I’m just going to wander around in my head, exploring the thoughts from each day, writing this at night, pondering in between if there’s a particular theme I want to follow during the year.  This is a year of big changes for me, the biggest of the last 5 years.  Part of those changes is finding my consistent discipline again, lost because of a chronic illness that almost did me in.  I want to talk about chronic conditions of any kind, from diseases to addictions, and how people handle them.  The whole idea of it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it.  That determines what happens in your life, and how you live it, as well as how your personality manifests itself.  Grumpy people may be that way just because they are not handling their pain – physical or mental – in a constructive way.  What do you do when you hit your wall in life?  When you feel you can’t take another step, or put up with another obstacle?  Give up or fight on?  Or worst of all, blame someone else for how you feel?

Choices: Learning not to give your power away is the most important thing you can do in life.  No one “makes” you do anything – it’s a choice you make to feel the way you do by their words or actions.  As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel bad without your permission.”  She also said, “What someone thinks of you is none of your business.”  Smart lady!

It’s such a hard lesson to learn, but once you do it makes the difference between being a victim or a winner.

I’m just sayin’ …

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