Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Pink Project

I've been in a slump.  Bona fide.  But I have awesome people around to remind me how to not be in a slump.  Excuse my awkward phrasing please.

I've generally lived life on a positive note, and being down the last couple of years is unfamiliar and uncomfortable, so it's time to abandon that phase.  It's time to embrace the Pink Project

Why I'm in a slump doesn't matter, we all have stuff, sometimes it's harder, but that's a matter of perspective.  I know how powerful the human mind is, we can make ourselves believe in almost anything.  Ghosts, aliens, honest politicians . . .

My reality, outside of some select venues, is somewhat under my perview.  Yes, attitude.  You've heard all about that, and we've seen it in action.  Successful people embody a winning attitude.

I want to cultivate an attitude of peace.  Serenity.  Calm.  Gratitude.

I'm feeling better already.

So why the Pink Project?

I met this woman on the trolley.  She was interesting.  A little rough around the edges, a little edgy period.  But, she zeroed in on me and began a conversation.  She was traveling to go see her guru. Yes, we're in California.  And I found myself sharing my day, and my anxiety about my stressful job, including my overbearing boss.  And this is what she said.

When you go in tomorrow, see him in pink, to activate his love and friendship chakra.  You won't make him feel romantic or anything, and you're not taking away his free will, but he'll feel more friendly, happier.

Huh.  Why the hell not?  What do I have to lose.  And if it can work with my boss, why not everyone I meet?  The other folks on the trolley who are so immersed in their own stresses that they don't acknowledge one another.  The co-elevator riders crammed in and trapped listening  to muzak.

I've begun working on seeing the people around me in a pink light.  I have no idea if this will activate their chakras.  I don't know that I completely buy into the whole chakra thing.  But I do believe in positive energy.  I'm a child of the 70's. Kumbaya.

The funny thing is, focusing on affecting others in a positive way makes me feel better.  I wish I could be a pink superhero, flying around the globe and illuminating Kim Jong-Un, Assad and violent felons in a pink glow.  But my powers aren't yet that strong.

So my Pink Project will maintain a focus on a smaller scale.  I'll still use my internal pink laser on folks I see when I'm out in the world, but I'm stepping things up a bit at home too.  I'm going to feel the pink.  I'm going to take better care of myself.  Lose some weight, move my body, balance my bank account and clean my room.  I'm going to see what makes me grateful, and peaceful, and happy.  I'm going to remember that the hard stuff is just as temporary as a rain storm, or a rainbow, or a puddle. And the sun will come out tomorrow.

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