This week was another spent wrestling with my old blueprint. It wants to be heard—I have been doing my very best to ignore it, but we seem to get into knockdown, drag-out sessions from time to time. “But I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me,” to quote a Rachel Platten song. I AM VICTORIOUS (in glorious present tense)!
It’s fantastic that we’re integrating music into the mix. My father is a wonderful musician, so I was exposed to and grew up with many genres of music, for which I am thankful. I’ve been quite happy with this week’s assignment. I love baroque music and probably spent too much time deciding upon the perfect choice. It was not an easy decision, but I did finally make one and chose Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major. Now, I play that selection in the background for everything I’m doing, in addition to using it for my DMP. To indulge my love of two songs by Rachel Platten (Fight Song and Stand by You), I decided to alternate using those songs to start my day. So, as I’m prepping for the day, I sing along to one of those two songs playing in the background. This, of course, is after having read Scroll II. It’s a great way to start the day!
It’s certainly been interesting to work through our week of no negative thoughts. LOL, I’m still on day 1, but getting better. Usually, I have found the most challenging times to be while riding (a bicycle) or driving in traffic, and most likely is the reason why I’m still on day 1. However, I was certifying scuba students at a quarry (chilly, indeed!) and found that donning my old, shrunken wetsuit also elicited negative responses. I stopped counting the times I said restart that day. Ah, well. To quote the immortal words of Scarlett O’Hara: “After all, tomorrow is another day!”
I’m still on the quest for seven positive days. First, I guess I’ll start with one.