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The Flea in Me, who said, "That won't work!" Monday September 11, 2017

***You must watch this video before reading further***

I've never really had a 'happy' tummy. It's caused me much grief over the years (and I've given it a lot of grief too!) I know its limitations.

Or do I?

I'm attending a four day conference in London, travelling in each day. The journey is unpleasant and promises to be worse today - Sunday. My tummy is playing up. I'm dreading the journey and then the uncomfortable seating in a freezing and dark conference centre... not the most positive frame, is it?

Bizarrely, I found myself having a chat to my tummy! I told it it had 'proven' to me time after time that it wasn't to be trusted and I would have to take steps today to 'protect' myself against a possible meltdown. (Which has happen so many times before - and I know all the signs.)

Then I remembered the fleas.

Do I really want to think like a flea?

A parasite?

Whether the above video clip is true or not, the point is taken. These fleas have adopted self-limiting beliefs that are robbing them of opportunity.

Just because something 'hasn't worked' a 1000 times before, doesn't mean it isn't going to work this time.

Have you stopped trying?

Have you stopped trusting?

Have you stopped giving?

Jump higher, my friend, jump higher - the lid may have moved on!

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roberta Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 6:22am

Thank you Lex. I'm exactly like a flea right now. I see if I can gather the strength to try again

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 7:39am

Much more fun, Roberta, when we jump together. Shall we? Ready, steady, bounce! We could be Tigger Fleas and bounce our way to freedom!

LP Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 8:36am

Morning Lex!
Great video! Thanks for your cheery blog. It's made me decide that instead of being down trodden by being repeatedly interrupted, opposed and shut down, I'm going to bounce higher!!! :) I always saw myself as Eeyore, but count me in with the Tigger bouncing! :))
Sending smiles to you and all LP xx

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 8:57am

Rise above those who seek to put you down LP - they're not worth it! Bounce like a flea - or just infest them ;) xx

LP Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 9:53am

Lol! Will do! :)) xxx

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:01am

And don't forget to BITE, my lovely moodscope Tigger Fleas!

Bearofliddlebrain Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 8:55am

Lurved this, Lex :)
You've raised the barre! So I'll jump with Eeyore, Tigger and anyone else in the woods today!
Bear hugs to all x

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:01am

I'm bouncing xxx with you xxx

Hopeful One Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 9:20am

Hi Lex - an interesting and uplifting blog illustrating the power of conditioned behaviour .It is the same with our thoughts which can also become conditioned.That 'lid' they create is in most cases entirely in our minds.

To continue our laugh series.....12 year olds answering their exam questions.

Q What does 'varicose' mean?
A. Nearby.

Q What is the most common form of birth control?
A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.

Q Give the meaning of the term 'Cesarean section.'
A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:03am

You have delighted me and my partner at a business meeting... yes, we're working hard.

LP Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:08am

Ha ha! Love those :) xx

the room above the garage Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 1:34pm

"Nearby" !!! I'm always going to pronounce it varicose now!

Lexi Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 2:55pm

varicose...laughed out loud :)

Angela Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:16am

This has inspired me! Just wondering if they make 'Tigger' onesies in my size? ( Well padded middle aged lady ) Lol hahahaha

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:33pm

Angela, they do!!! Trust me in this!!!

Oli Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:31am

Interesting blog Lex and, as you’ve said, the video and storyline are fake. What caught my attention was Sony, at the time, had difficulties targeting a specific audience in terms of age and gender so they differentiated consumers by their psychology. And I guess that’s what appeals to many of us too: the PS2 isn’t touted in terms of its power and hardware but with a manipulation of emotion in the metaphor of experience waiting to be discovered.

I think that’s what some of us hope for: different experience.
I’m sure the key bit is “effort.” To have a new experience I gotta jump somewhere new. Today I'm renaming the "comfort zone" as "the jar." Might even jump outside it :-)

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:34pm

Let's forget "Jack in the Box" and share the concept of "Jump out of the Jar!"

Orangeblossom Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 11:24am

Hi Lex, hope that today is better that you expected and also tomorrow. I fully identify with you. I also have a dodgy digestive system.

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:36pm

Looks like many of us are sharing a bit of suffering in this area. I've recently cut out most carbohydrates - especially complex ones, and that seems to be helping. I've had a fab four days at the conference, and really appreciate your kind concern and good wishes.

Nicco Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 12:09pm

I know that tummy feeling so well. I have a flea in my life - even when I open the lid that flea wont jump higher to meet me. Score is 17% today - holding on, standing by the jar with the lid in my hand & hoping, but 35yrs of hoping and waiting is a long time.

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:38pm

It is a long time, and I don't mean to trivialise your suffering, Nicco. I am 56 and life is far less that expected - or perhaps as it was 'sold' to me, but, for me, I felt the need to jump again... and, for once, I have not been disappointed. May that give you hope too.

the room above the garage Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 1:34pm

Hello my friend, I have indeed stopped! Today unusually feels as though someone has put weights in my clothes. But I'm sure it will pass. I love the video, a great way of seeing things! Love ratg x.

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:41pm

Bouncing begins with a thought... within the mind... can you think about bouncing, dear RATG, 'cos I KNOW you're amazing!

Lexi Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 2:57pm

Hello Lex! A great reminder to question our limitations. Just because they have "always been" doesn't make it always so. Today I will break through my lid today and imagine the possibilities. Hope your tummy behaves today! xo Lexi

Lex Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 10:42pm

Hi Lexi, tummy is being good! Thanks for caring. Let's breakout... and what a great song that is by Swing Out Sister! xo

Lexi Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 11:04pm

oooh, love that song! Downloading it to my list right now! xo

Molly Mon, Sep 11th 2017 @ 11:48pm

Is this a bit like putting a dog in a kennel in the cold for three days knowing that it will be too scared to come out again ?

Molly Tue, Sep 12th 2017 @ 3:41pm

That was just a joke Lex by the way xx

Lex Sun, Sep 17th 2017 @ 8:23am

Aye, Molly, aye! lol xx

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