Feeling Blah

Feeling Blah

It’s the middle of June and 70+ degrees and summer still seems imaginative.  It’s Sunday and I have this to do and that to do.  Frankly, I’m grumpy.  I have a serious attack of the I-don’t-wannas.  Worse, I read the newspaper and that is usually a depressing idea – no, a depressing reality.

Fortunately, I have a wife who won’t abide me in this mood for more than a paragraph or so and she always says whatever I need to hear to wake me up (often something as subtle as, “Michael – Wake up!”)  So that’s what I’m thinking about – the idea of waking up.

There’s no accounting for being in a blah-mood.  I mean, there are reasons.  But there are always reasons, no better than today’s and no worse than today’s.  There are also reasons for not being in that discouraging mood, no better and no worse than all the others.  Having a ‘reason-scale’ makes no sense.  I have never heard of anyone ever changing a mood by logic.

This is one subject for the teleclass I’m giving [7:30-8:30 July 16th] I have some suggestions and I want to hear yours — I’ll be promoting this class for the next few weeks.

For me, there is one question that never fails to wake me up.  And that is, “Who am I being?” or “Who do I want to be?”  I always have a choice.  I can be my moods, which change more frequently than the weather, or I can be my choice.

For most of us this is hard – choice? –Choose what?  I’m lucky that way.   I have said what my choice will be.  I choose love and contribution, wisdom and harmony.  When I don’t see one of those things going on at the moment I’ll at least see what I can do that manifests or includes some of them, like writing this.

I’ve also started a Forum on my website.

Michael Lipp, The Contribution Coach
www.michaellipp.com

Useful Quotes

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change, for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up”
Charles Morgan

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior’s spirit. It takes power to do that.”
Carlos Castaneda

On a bad day, I have mood swings – but on a good day, I have the whole mood playground
Charles Rosenblum

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle
Cher

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3 Responses to “Feeling Blah”

  1. How to Get Six Pack Fast Says:

    The style of writing is quite familiar to me. Have you written guest posts for other blogs?

  2. cpfashionista Says:

    So random I was just writing a blog about feeling blah…and I decided to google it to see what came up. This post was the first thing so I clicked on it and foudn it oddly inspiring and relieving.

    Thank you for a good read and a start towards a good mood.

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