Friday, July 23, 2021

#Perfection


Life is perfectly imperfect.  We humans like the idea of #perfection in our lives, and for many that leans heavier in their workplace.  I know from experience that being perfect in one’s job, to complete all the tasks and not have any mistakes, would bring satisfaction to the worker and their leadership.  However, there is usually not enough time or care put in the workplace structure to embrace flaws, as a way of growing a company and improving the wellbeing of their employees, and thus creating a type of “perfect” place to enjoy their work. 


It’s natural for us to strive for #perfection in our careers, so we can attain what we feel is the ideal situation for which we can celebrate victories in our employment.  “When is ‘good enough’ an acceptable goal?” (Andrew Scott).  I believe an acceptable goal of what can be perceived being perfect, is when one takes a step back and knows in their heart that the concept has been reached, and nothing more needs to be done.


#Perfection is an opinion.  One person’s sense of completion is another person’s head tilt with, “Umm, maybe I need to tweak it in a different way.”  Thus it isn’t perfect.  Maybe the tweak is necessary and maybe it isn’t.  Is every human’s point-of-view perfect?  We can strive for #perfection, whatever that meaning is for those who desire to embrace it.  Yet, I see perfection in the beauty of a sunset, the smile of child and the perfectly imperfect world we live in.


~ Mary Ammon MacNeith

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Destiny Is Calling


 Are you aware when Destiny calls you?  Maybe the phone actually rings, and someone on the other end is just who you need in that time and place.  Or maybe you’ve been thinking about something or someone for a while, or even in a sudden moment of a thought coming to your mind,  you are sure that the information you are receiving is perfect for that moment?

What is destiny?  Defined, it is a hidden power or force believed to control what will happen in the future, to a person, place or thing.  It seems that destiny may come with a price too, and that price is a choice.  To go down the golden road towards an emerald city, or to choose the more difficult path to gain knowledge and skills to overcome the challenges we all face as human beings, within the emerald city and beyond.


Many of us as we grow up and older are able to find our golden roads with their ups and downs and sideway paths.  These discoveries are a nurturing avenue to prepare us for, our destiny.  Sometimes we can find our destiny quickly, and maybe it lasts long, or burns out too fast.  For some of us, it takes a while longer, and that’s okay.  The trick is to listen when destiny calls, and pay attention to what your heart tells you.  “This path to the left, it’s easy.  Take the path on the right, it’s rocky and a big incline, though it will take you where you’re destined to be.”  


Destiny whispered to me recently, and I’ve been listening.  You may hear the soft, warm gentle breeze enveloping you while chills run through your body, and you know you’re on the right path.


~ Mary MacNeith








Sunday, March 28, 2021

Metamorphosis


 The last year, and almost a half, we have been witnessing a profound metamorphosis on our planet.  Change is normal, yet we conscious humans are in the middle of surmountable transformation, and it can be down right scary.  Our eyes and ears have seen and heard multiple issues coming to the forefront, not just from our Earth, but from the behaviors of us humans.  How we embrace the knowledge that comes from this major shift in life will determine our metamorphosis… our destiny.


I believe that most of us want to challenge ourselves.  We see a mountain, so majestic and powerful, and we tell ourselves, “If I can get to the top, I will have accomplished a momentous’s feat.  I can do anything.”  And it’s true.  Many may hold, and not desire change because it’s easier.  Everything changes.  If a caterpillar chose not to transform into a butterfly, it would not be able to find its true potential.


We all have potential.  Whether it’s helping someone cross a busy street, or climbing a pink heathered stone pathway upwards toward a majestic mountain.  Each step we take, no matter where we are is a path towards our own metamorphosis of which our inner self is aware that we must take.  Enjoy your journey, step by step.  Stop here and there to become aware of the beauty that surrounds all of us.  



Mary Ammon MacNeith is an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter who composes thoughtful ideas in her blog “Shift Your Life Now”.  You can find out more at shiftyourlifenow.com.  


Thursday, November 5, 2020


The Divided States of America



 

For as long as the United States came to being, from explorers, settlers, colonists and citizens, there has always been some kind of division.  


Division can be useful.  Conflict is necessary for growth, not just for a hero in a story, but to shed light on an issue or subject that is seen from various points of view.  The heroine must go against their complacency and achieve a goal that is necessary to have a better sense of being, not just for themselves, but for their surroundings too.  


The United States of America has always had many flawed traits, just as a hero should in a story.  The story of the U.S.A. is filled will patriots, on both sides of the color spectrum, who have imperfections that reflect multiple perspectives.  Many citizens desire the same thing, but in different ways.


I’m sure that most of the citizens of the U.S. appreciate the opportunity to live in a land of the free and home of the brave, however the 2020 election is illuminating not the unity of a country we say is the home of the free and the brave, but just how divided we are in our hearts about what it means to be brave and free.  We are living in a divisive time, where one part of our thoughts are, “What can the government do for me?” And the other part asks,  “What can the government do for us all as a country?”  


The world is watching as the spotlight on the United State of America is intense right now.  The question remains, will this country adhere to the unique constitution in a 21st Century World?  Or will we become the Divided States of America and throw caution to the wind?

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Going Back Into Our Caves


Photo by Lennart Wittstock from Pexels

It’s been noted by many a Star Wars fan from the very first trilogy of films, that The Empire Strikes Back was the best story.  I believe it’s because the movie was more character driven than plot or story driven, as the audience became more aware of who the characters where, what they were up against and revelations of the story through character knowledge created OMG moments. 


The best scene was on the planet of Dagobah, where Luke was mentally pulled into a dark, damp cave.  In story, it’s the middle part where the hero or heroine struggles to find their place and the push against them keeps getting more difficult.  The cave scene is a beautiful example of one’s self being reflected into either who they are or who they might be.  Vader clashes with Luke in the cave, only to reveal that it’s Luke’s face in the dark mask.  


We all have a light and dark side, and most of the time it’s easy to see the lighter side of ourselves, and most of the time it’s difficult to see the darker or more disagreeable side that others point out to us.  At this time in history, we humans have been forced into our caves, because we need to learn who we are not just individually, but as a human group who rely on one another for our very existence.  


We know there is a light at the opening of the tunnel and most likely there is a light at the end of the tunnel as well.  Find your light, and reflect the love and encouragement we all desire.


#Perfection

Life is perfectly imperfect.  We humans like the idea of #perfection in our lives, and for many that leans heavier in their workplace.  I k...