There are many inherent landmarks in our lives. Birth, first smile, first tooth, first step, first hair cut, first day of school, first boy/girl friend, sweet sixteen party, debutante ball, job, graduation, marriage proposal/engagement, marriage, child(ren), grandchild(ren) and the list goes on. Many cultures have a formal celebration for many of these landmarks. Do you celebrate your lankmarks?
For example: Les rite de passage, Arnold van Gennep’s seminal study (Paris, 1909). Gennep established the term to define the category of rituals that mark the passage of a person through the life cycle, from one state to another, from one role or social position to another, integrating the human and cultural experiences and biological destiny: birth, reproduction and death.
There are other moments that may seem to have less significance as one or the world views them. However, they are no less important and need to be recognized as much as all life’s landmarks.
What landmarks in your life are you taking for granted? What landmark moments did you discount their significant, thus, minimizing or discounting your hard work and success? At every landmark moment you have a realization, a moment when you know that your life is making a momentous turn. In side you there is a moment when you know this is a so good-to-be alive moment. Yet, in the next moment you might minimize or discount the true significance. In that moment you are your own killjoy.
Pause this moment. Commit to opening up the possibility that right now this is a landmark moment, because you have committed to stop being a killjoy and open up to celebrating all momentous moments in your life. Pay attention and give thanks. It is so good-to-be alive.
Remember to celebrate your landmark moments all ways always.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you deisre. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. http://www.gen-assist.com