Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Great Oz
Once again, wise words from Master Of The Universe Jurgen Wolff:
4: Identify - and ignore - the man behind the curtain.
Remember The Great Oz? Turns out he was just an old guy behind a curtain but everybody assumed he was all-knowing and they had to follow his instructions. A good thing to do at the start of the year is to ask yourself whether there are any Great Oz people (or institutions) in your life. Sometimes the Great Oz is yourself, in the form of old habit patterns or "shoulds" that you don't question. What would it feel like to free yourself from any Great Oz influences? What's the worst that could happen? What's the best?
ACTION: Sometime in the next day or so, take a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the middle - this is the curtain. To the left of the line, write down anything you're doing that no longer serves you but that some Oz is expecting of you (again, this could just be the Oz part of you). To the right, jot down what you'd rather do. If there's no serious downside, start making the changes.