This is perhaps the greatest obstacle we face.
I was making the bed this morning and I had an idea. I am such a visual person so I decided I was going to make some kind of sign for me to look at- to remind me to 'be good' (grrrr). I was hoping we had enough ink in the computer because I am going to have to leave my secret messages to myself EVERYWHERE- on the fridge- IN the fridge,beside the oven, beside the sink, beside the bed; on the kitchen island, on the dining room table, on the bathroom door,taped to the phone, the front door; the passengers seat of the van; the dashboard; the headboard; the ironing board; - Okay you know what--- forget the ACTUAL sign thing. I could design one on the computer and then take a mental snap shot. So off I went to do that.
I figured with HORROR-MOANS stacked against me, I'd need to go into "SUPER" mode. You know shoot for the moon, hopefully land on a star half way? As I stared at my motivational sign , it gave me sort of a 'gotta get it done' feeling. Like conquer it .NOT really what I needed. Back to the drawing board.
Next, I found this..no alterations necessary
Right- the Submit Now button was not going to work. I then came across this
Oh I get it!
I don't REALLY have an issue with whatever you want to call it. I don't . It is just that it doesn't....well when I am in a submissive mindset, that is not the overwhelming feeling I get. I get a feeling of contentment. Like this
This is a place I could stay for a very long time. A place where others are drawn in. It is my fireplace seat. My happy place. My cozy nook.
I must concentrate on this photo and the feeling it gives me, because that is how I feel when I am 'submitting, surrendering, yielding, deferring. I am emotionally in my cozy nook place. ( psst...it is not all about sweaters and books either- that blanket can easily be thrown down in front of the fireplace too -*wink*)
A submissive mindset/ heart allows me to feel this type of contentment and that is what I desire. A warm, comfy place, where even though a cool draft may come in from the outside, it doesn't put out my fire and source of warmth.
So from now on I am on my Cozy Nook Quest.