Today I began thinking about the irony and similarities between childhood and adulthood decisions.
It’s interesting how the presence of cause and effect still remain, yet at a different magnitude. I never realized how the seemingly small childhood experiences were preparation for the undeniably large adulthood experiences.
Take this for example…
My 6 year old son was relentlessly spinning around in circles.
I told him that he should stop before he made himself sick. He kept doing it and was not the least bit concerned about becoming sick. This caused me to reflect back to when I was younger. I’m sure that many of you will be able to identify.
Take a trip with me down memory lane and think back to the spinning chair. That chair was always so inviting. It was like a free amusement park ride. I can recall the excitement of the first spin and how I never could just stop there. I would start slow and then pick up the speed. Before I knew it I was spinning out of control. The feeling at the end was a feeling that I will never forget.
Dizziness and nausea made me regret my decision, but somehow it didn’t stop me from taking more spins in the future.small childhood experiences were preparation for the undeniably large adulthood experiences. Click To Tweet
It wasn’t until later that I became tired of the pain. It wasn’t until later that I knew when to stop before things spiraled out of control.
Now fast forward to adulthood.
There are many experiences we encounter in life that represent the spinning chair. It could be a career that comes with a high salary, but also comes with an insurmountable amount of stress. Mental and physical health begin to decline and relationships suffer as a result.
It could be a relationship that we know we have no business being in, yet we continue to stick around and play with the matches we call meaningless sex, physical/verbal abuse. We put our physical and emotional health in a compromising position, while convincing ourselves that it’s just harmless fun or “love”. It feels so good, so we choose to take another spin. We then begin to feel empty and question our self worth.
That harmless fun and “love”is a false representation. Nothing that feels so good and leaves you feeling so low is harmless or true love. Out of control!
You can make a conscious decision TODAY to make a change. You are worth more than the box that you have chosen to trap yourself in. Your worth is invaluable and your purpose is waiting on you to grab hold of it. Walk away from the death trap in your life that is causing you to commit purpose suicide.
I just say it because I love you.