8 – Testing Testing 1-2-3

a couple of years ago
Master Key Lisa Domingo

This is Week 8! Week 8! I can’t believe it. Time is flying by and I’m having a lot of fun!

There’s something I’ve noticed that recurs in my life when I’m really making progress (on a spiritual/self-growth) level – I will be tested! This week has been no exception, which means…I’M MAKING PROGRESS, BABY!!!! 

So this theme of being tested: let’s just take a few instances.

Will I decide to leave a job because it is slowly killing me?
Apparently not…until it almost does. Since I’m still alive I’ll count that as a draw.
Test – 1, Lisa – 1

Will I choose money over morals?
A few months ago, I had a chance to choose between a good sum of money to add someone to my network marketing team who had a similar history to Jared Fogle…need I say more? Ewww, this was somewhat of a conundrum. Money vs morals? One side said, “Just take the money & don’t talk to him again.” Another said, “Well, he’s done his time, maybe he’s rehabbed…but ewwwww.” And the third voice said, “NO WAY! You can’t work with a person like that! You can’t introduce him to families with little children! Who’s gonna want to work with him anyway!?”

So, I chose…MORALS!

Test – 1, Lisa – 2, Bank Account ={

Will I allow people to mosquiter my dreams?
Not anymore. I have significantly progressed at keeping negative self-defeating thoughts out of my head. If I do hear them, I know it’s just my ego trying to keep me down and that it’s all a LIE!

I’ve been reading this quote from George Matthews Adams this week, “Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind, out of your office, and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.” When I start hearing mosquitering, I know that those people are only acting out of fear. Fear that I may fail…or fear that I will succeed and that I won’t be the same as I once was.

Test – 1, Lisa – 3

The last test is currently a game in progress. And I have this to say: I have a strategy and I use my imagination to test my strategy and prepare properly. Perfect Practice Prevents Poor Performance or PPPPP for short. My determination is strong. The Force is with me.

Game in Progress
Still: Test – 1, Lisa – 3

All of this reminds me of a Buddhist thought, “When you encounter a wall, you should tell yourself, ‘Since there is a wall here, an open expanse must lie on the other side.’ Rather than be discouraged, know that encountering a wall is proof of the progress you have made so far,” (Ikeda, D. Buddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern Life, 2006, p. 149).


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