Good Day! Miss Lizz, Nepotistic daughter of Janiel, is back! Hope y’all enjoyed the break. ☺ Now, straight to business.
Today we shall tackle the “Pernicious Lies” mentioned by Sir Percival P. Prickums in his forward of Pride Pricking and its Profits 101. (As a refresher, Sir Percival P. Prickums is my least favorite, though frequently courted, gnome; cousin of Fangxiety, author of Pride Pricking 101 and hater of cupcakes everywhere).
Pernicious Lies come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are lies which others tell you, sometimes they are the lies airbrushes and Media tell you, sometime they are the lies the scale tells you, and sometimes, most perfidiously, they are the lies you tell yourself.
Ponder the words a wonderfully wise woman once said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”—Marianne Williamson
So, who are you? What makes you think you have this amazing reserve of “un-special-ness” that means you’re any less important than everyone else?! Huh? Speak up now! There’s no excuse. You’re wonderful and that’s really all there is to it. Sir Prickums would have you poking and pricking at your self-esteem with the following:
• Persistently Puncturing Positive Postulates
o This includes any negative thoughts about who you are, and any comparisons you make to anyone, AbSoLuTeLy Anyone—even Barney!
No matter where you are in life’s journey, you are indescribably, iridescently, incredibly, inspiringly YOU! And YOU are all that’s needed!
• Permanently Prohibiting Progress Par Precluding Pardoning
o Forgiveness. It’s an interesting and completely selfless notion. Or so it appears. In all reality it’s a double-edged sword. When you decide to forgive, you’re really just making your own life easier! So if this works when you forgive other people and finally let go, think how bodacious it would be to Forgive Yourself! You’d get like double points! Two Times Forgiven!
Dear Whole Wide World, there it is. These are some suggestions relevant to how to thwart the threats posed by evil gnomes like Sir Percival P. Prickums; these solutions have been formulated based on the convenient battle plan laid out by the enemy.
And remember, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear (and pride), our presence automatically liberates others.” –Marianne Williamson.
Let’s start a revolution. Let us liberate and be liberated from fear, pride, negativity, evil gnomes, and any reluctance to eat delicious cupcakes. If we do this, we will conquer the gnome! ☺