Your Greatest Production
The greatest production in this life is you!
More people will view your life than you can ever imagine. They will rate you unfairly. Without experiencing you, they will believe they know your story. So fierce are their opinions of you, they will compete with your independence and deprive you of encouragements because they want to be right more than to be a blessing.
Be careful as you stage your life in this discriminatory world. “You are a woman who should know your place,” they say. They haven't realized that this entire world is your place. Your life can be a PG production, an X-rated production or an unrated, ongoing production constantly shifting to new revelations-of-self.
You are the women's movement pushing the constraints of gender further away from your daughters and granddaughters. You are personal and political. You are you, and part of something much greater than you. You are your own woman. You are every woman.
We all walk with you.
We all walk for you.
See yourself in me so our productions change mankind to humankind.
Let the production of your life be a legacy to be admired because you lived a life
to be remembered.
From: Kiss Your Life... 365 Reasons to Love Who You Are
Reason: 308 Page: 326
By: Ann Mody Lewis Ph.D.
How do you measure your life?
Success of your children?
An enduring relationship?
Creation of a prosperous business?
Culture influences how we measure a successful life. There was a time in American history when the number of slaves you owned measured your success. Ownership of a car, or a home measured success. We all want our lives to be an indication of success, because it's our greatest production.
As we age, however, when outside achievements lose their luster, our perception
of accomplishment changes. Men usually want to be more connected to their family.
Women want greater personal freedom.
Our discussion during the month of September will include an achievement that few consider important: your personal and spiritual evolvement. We call that part of us our subconscious... our inner child... our sacred Self. This private, inner chamber always is the silent designer of our health, attitude, values, and ability to cope with life. It creates wisdom from pain. It expands our resilience, because it knows how to create peace from everything that happens in our lives.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
In your longing for your giant self lies your goodness
and that longing is in all of you.
Let's keep our eyes on the big production of our lives as we struggle with loss, hardship,
our weakness and fragility; because, in the end, only who you have become matters.
Topics for this month will include: Who is the inner child? How important is your subconscious? Being conscious of your subconscious is wise. How shame hurts a productive life.
Let's help each other with kindness, so we can live in grace.