How many shrinks does it take..?

Posted: August 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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First allow me to apologize to any psychiatrists reading todays post. Using the word shrink instead of your correct title was done purely to save space in the post title. I in no way want to demean an important and needed profession like yours.  Second let me finish the joke… How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Only one but the lightbulb really has to want to change. This is an old and funny joke which demonstrates the power of self-control. Often life can seem to be on a chaotic fast paced uncontrollable trip. We seem t o search for a way to rein it in and come up empty. This emptiness can often stem from looking in the wrong places. One thing that has become increasingly blatant, the older I get is that one person cannot control another person. The only person we can possibly control (and most of the time this can feel like an impossible task) is ourself. How we react to certain situations and treat other people are really all we can influence and learn to control.  

Trying to get a handle of our out of control lives by attempting to control others is an exercise in foolishness. If our lives our out of control it stands to reason that we need to find the reigns within ourselves.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.
~ Arthur Christopher Benson~

peace john3c


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