Background is that the TV stole my soul yesterday. All the damned pieces I had just recovered from the other soul stealer that was grief. I watched seven hours of it after a hard day at work. I allowed my subconscious to float through one show where a woman was watching her husband take a second wife. I watched her as she tried to hide her sense of loss so she could celebrate with him. Then I watched another man plant a seed of betrayal in another man’s marriage. I watched a man who was literally prepared to sell his father out for a prostitute. In my relentless desire to continue my fall down the rabbit-hole; I found another show where a kid manipulates her entire family into believing she had unintentionally killed her half-brother. Oh let’s not even talk about the drama where an innocent man is framed and has to enter a guilty plea in order to serve a shorter sentence for something he has not done. I watched a family make money off of their beauty and scandalous lifestyles and twins who tried to kill themselves decades after their father had successfully done the same thing.
Then I couldn’t fall asleep for ages wondering what the world, my world had become. And wondering even more, how on earth they had got me to sit there and be their primetime audience? How did I give away those hours of my life that I will never get back to people who will never know my name but know me as a statistic? How did they do it? Because I let them. Yes they have been marketing these things since I was a wee thing in my mother’s fallopian tubes and my father’s testes.
I willingly opened the door to them by letting that little black box into my home and switching it on to serve my seemingly vapid life. Or so I thought. It seems I constantly have to remind myself that I am more than nothing and my life is full of more than nothingness due to all the marketing that is designed to make me believe I am nothing without that something on the shelves. So if I could just live my life in such a way that if I put it on film at the end of every single day-I would definitely be entertained and proud of who I am. I GAVE a part of my soul to the producers, executive producers, and directors of other people’s lives yesterday.
But not today. Today I claim back what the Chinese stock exchange seems to be losing and what the European Union claims to be overwhelmed by-potential investors (in the latter case, they are in the form of ‘migrants’. I mean, if given the necessary tools, a refugee can be turned from a potential burden into an investor in any country but hey…). Potential investors in myself, in my being, in my business, in my career, in my life….
When you think you have nothing-you have nothing to work with. You have no inputs and therefore can expect no output from your efforts. But effort is an input that we all possess. As humans, we all have the gift of TRYING. And you are guaranteed something, anything out of those efforts but the key thing is to not be distracted from making the effort i.e. from implementing the TRYING strategy.
I have noticed that any time I am distracted from my portfolio and the instruments that serve me well, my stock falls-soulstock, esteemstock, intelligencestock etc. And then I will need to regulate them again by increasing interest rates-it’s all time and energy consuming really-trying to increase the compliments for a job well done+capturing your lover’s focus on you all the time+still being the coolest mommy and employer EVER+ being a wonderful BFF + generally being a ‘cool kid’… The level of difficulty in increasing energy levels has fallen obviously due to the easily accessible coffee that stimulates you within five minutes. Even though energy levels are more easily manipulated- the soul still requires more mechanisms to reach equilibrium and ‘aint nobody got time for that’. Once that curve moves away from the equilibrium-contentment-it’s quite hard to get it back because so many factors are involved.
So long story short; on my production possibility curve I am going to reduce the time allocated to soul stealing TV shows and increase time improving other lifestyle variables such as my health with focus on inputs such as prayer, exercise, hobbies, rest, career, wifey and mommy tings alike.
Nothing was stolen here. It’s just free market forces in play. Not to knock capitalism but some control measures need to be in place. I mean this girl can float but there really is no good reason to depreciate my currency at this time in my life. It should be on the up and up really. So excuse me while I go and court the right investors…..
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12.2
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.…Ephesians 4. 22-24