I could hardly wake up this morning; affects from an OTC sleeping pill taken too late last night! Seriously had to make myself get up and make myself go to Curves with a friend. I am so tired of having to make myself; is there anyone out there who doesn't have to "make" themselves do things? Is there a trick to this? And then on top of that, I knew I had this blog to post something in today; so another "making" myself do something! *S*
So I am writing something rather than not posting at all but I feel scattered; maybe the effects from the otc sleeping pill? I have so many things in my mind, but the one thought that keeps showing up is the 100/0 principle.
I read about it on the website, Simple Truths (a website that sells self-help and motivational material). The basic principle is that you give 100% to any relationship without expecting anything in return. The "pay-off" happens when the other party in the relationship starts to give 100% back. I think that it must take quite a while for the other person to give back. I have tried this over the years, but I don't think I have given without expecting anything for enough of a time period to get the "pay-off".
And I am smiling because I know the reason behind the 100/0 principle is probably not to get the "pay-off" but to just focus on your actions which leads me back to my belief that it really only matters what I do no matter what is going on around me.
Where does that pure motivation come from? The motivation to act positively and with love and without judgement, not expecting anything in return? Is that pure love? Is that the pure love of Christ? I know I am lacking in that area and I do have a desire to improve.
It all comes back to having to "make" myself do anything. So I don't know if anyone is reading this and has a different experience in life that would care to share, but I am looking for the secret to just being and doing without the struggle of having to "make" myself.
At some point I would love to have a schedule for posting; some kind of outline to follow that would make sense. Unfortunately, my life has not been much about schedules or organization even with the raising of my 5 children. So I will continue to post and am waiting for inspiration and insight to all my questions.