This month seems to provoke analogies related to Groundhog Day. So bear with me.
The other day as I was driving through four roundabouts, one after the other, I acknowledged again that life is somewhat life driving through a roundabout. Sometimes we feel stuck in the same spot because there is no break or flow, sometimes there are too many options and we can’t settle on one and sometimes it is just the place we need to be to pause of a minute and reflect on our direction.
As my life coach reminds me, sometimes being in a holding pattern or being where we are for a little while even if it feels like we are not moving forward is all right especially if it helps get one to where they want to be. Again, it’s all about how you look at this.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein
Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so that means an early spring. I am of the opinion that the first day of spring is six weeks (March 20) away one way or the other so this is just another fun traditional activity.
For me, when Groundhog Day comes around I think about the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray. Bill Murray’s character, Phil, experiences the same day and over again. Each time February 2 starts again, he finally adjusts based on what he knows will happen so he can get it “just right”.
So I consider this day symbolic as it is another opportunity to consider making changes in your life. As the quote above indicates, many of us expect our lives to change even though we don’t change our thoughts or behaviors. [click to continue…]