Flip the Script!
September 8, 2014
The ‘routine’ you follow is akin to the ‘script’ in your life. In ‘real estate’ vernacular there is a term called ‘flipping’ or buying some property only because you see the price of real estate going up in a short while, and you can sell or ‘flip it’ for profit. To ‘flip the script’ is to do the unexpected, or to deviate from the norm. An unexpected win or an unexpected gift may be the gambit to take stalk of your life as to what needs to be done to improve it. In a sense, ‘flipping the script’ is to reboot a particular circumstance or maybe more.
During life’s journey, most of us begin the journey of adulthood after finishing the ‘factory’ education such as studies at a college, and then enter the work world, often without a clue what we want to do. I flipped the script many times on different levels. Upon finishing studies to graduate with credits toward a Masters in Eugene, Oregon I did a 360º on a whim, and went to NYC not knowing that it was anymore than a vacation. Had no idea what I would look for in work once deciding to stay, and forgoing law school. I knew I needed an occupation with ‘freedom’ to be on my own. After near 20 years in Corporate Sales & Marketing, which I enjoyed, I ‘flipped the script’ and headed to California to teach meditation and start a spiritual community. Many ‘flip the scripts’ since, but still following that decision along with writing and free speech displays.
Getting ‘locked into’ less than your heart feels best with is to ‘swim upstream’, or getting nowhere but where you are, or backwards without evolving into a more enlightened being. A life with no movement of the inner upward and more conscious is to miss being who you can be. Regardless of what you do in the outer world to survive and enjoying things and things to do, the inner you beckons for recognition from that you that does little introspection.
Life is always changing, be the change! Nothing stays fixed! Be ready for whatever comes. That’s meditation! Be open in the mind and heart. Take on all challenges with the spirit of making the best of the situation, and then ready to move on to the next moment. Change the script of what you are unhappy with yourself. It may not happen overnight, but the intent can happen in an instant. You are no less than the best person who ever was, you just have to arrive at that awakening. Have a sense of laughter always ready, then move forward, upward, and onward for a flight into the joys of knowing yourself and life’s blessings! Flip the script, and buy yourself some flowers once in a while!