Your Greatest Production

 

Your Greatest Production

 

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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.

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Commentary:

How do you measure your life?

Financial accumulation?
Success of your children?
Social presence?
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.

Ann


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    “I sent my people to monitor the polls”
    I thought the President was for all people.

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    The personal becomes political!
    This election gives this truth new meaning.

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    “…I lost control of my mind–I actually gave up common sense, sense of decency, sensitivity, even my grip on reality. It was like having a mental illness…hard for outsiders to grasp in all of its dimensions.” This is how Michael Cohen describes himself for believing in his Boss. (from Disloyal)
    This kind of self-compromising can swallow anyone who serves the gods of power and fame rather reverence the human heart.
    Everyone, regardless of party, should read this book that gives an historic and psychological perspective of our country’s crisis.

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    CONSPIRACY casts doubt, closes minds, denies reality, provides a simplistic solution, manipulates unsophisticated believers…in the end there is nothing to hang on to.
    False conclusions become the new reality.

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    Do you remember voting without passion or deep conviction?
    It was a duty, not a self-statement.
    Not this year!
    For both sides voting this year is a SELF_STATEMENT because we have spent months being polarized by our present administration.
    Was that his intention or a natural consequence of his ME or the HIGHWAY personality in order to promote a myth of omnipotence?
    However you VOTE think BIG because the results will effect your life, in real life, and the lives of your children!
    *Your pregnant daughter won’t be able to end a pregnancy, even if she’s raped.
    *Your family may not have health insurance.
    *If you are a black, Native, or Asian American you may not be safe and certainly won’t be able to cast a dissenting opinion.
    *The Constitution will no longer be able to protect your rights because it was deemed trivial.
    *Our sacred land will be unprotected from profiteering.
    * You will be poorer so the rich can be richer.
    Add to this list…
    Be informed so you don’t suffer!

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    Be faithful to the Self you know because in the end only that Self matters.

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    ONE NATION UNDER GOD…we were conceived to be a nation guided in the presence of spirituality (not religion). That is what inspired RBG’s fight to eradicate discrimination from the law.
    Spirituality respects and protects our humanity. “The human is not a man or a woman, but rather man and woman.”
    Our present administration is guided without the inspiration of spirituality…and that is its greatest threat. Unless we understand the mission of spirituality we’ll never be able to identify its absence.
    A spiritual nation takes care of its people first.
    A spiritual nation grieves its great prophets respectfully without naming its successor swiftly.
    A spiritual nation wants the poor to be less poor, the sick to healthy, the hungry to be satisfied and its people to live in peace.
    A spiritual nation can reconcile opposites without destroying principles.
    A spiritual leader knows the presence of pain because pain has brought them to their knees.
    Living and governing without spirituality will bring suffering to those who are aware and those who are not.
    I deliberately try to NOT politicize my writings but I cannot be silenced about his matter. Our government is moving away from being what it was conceived to be…ONE NATION UNDER GOD!

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    One woman’s dream becomes another woman’s conquest.
    In 1963 RBG took a position as assistant professor at Rutgers. A group of female students asked her to teach a course on women and the law. In her preparation to teach she read JANE CROW and the LAW a paper written by Pauli Murray, also a lawyer.
    Reading Murray’s work was ‘an enormous eye opener’ redirecting RBG’s legal ambitions.. Murray explained that gender discrimination was as prevalent as racial discrimination.
    Seeing the connection between gender and race led both women into a leadership that changed consciousness and culture. RBG, a white woman with a dedicated soul and a Black, transgender woman who had a dream.

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    Blessed are those who lay down their lives for the good of others…RBG laid down her death as well!
    Rest in peace, dear Woman of vision!

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    Blind Faith…”believing in him without believing in what he says.” (Bob Woodward)

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    Living your life apologetically is an achievement.

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    In this ‘age of confusion’ I am learning how easily people are led when they don’t know who they are.

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    Taking for your life is not egocentricity, its the source of all good things you will accomplish.

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    Before you believe in anyone more than yourself…be informed!

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    Your friends,
    family, health, wealth, peace and home reflect how you value your life.

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    The origin of spirituality is embedded deep in your soul!

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    Loving you must include respecting your dreams.

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    From birth to death…
    your life is a sacred production…
    Know it well!

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    Have you ever been accused of making your life a production?
    It’s a way of shaming you, silencing and distracting you from your most important responsibility…taking care of your life!
    Let’s talk about privilege.

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    The ‘end’ is a beginning…such is the polarity of life! As you grieve an ending look in front of you.

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    Remember when:
    *Women were housekeepers and men were wage earners?
    *Only men were in the military?
    *Women had to be a virgin?
    *Only men were professional athletes?
    *Only heterosexual lovers could marry?
    *Interracial relationships were forbidden?
    *White people were privileged because they’re more intelligent?
    *Only men were insightful enough to govern?
    *Only women were loving enough to parent?
    This is how absurd polarity is!!!

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    Learning to ‘listen’ helps eradicate differences.