How the Dog Became a Domestic Animal and Your Personal Constitution
New Book – How the Dog Became a Domestic Animal
ReClaim Your Life Tip For This Week: Have a Personal Constitution.
In my new book “How the Dog Became a Domestic Animal,’ the animals decide to crown a king and set a constitution to rule their kingdom and the consequences if violated. The animal that ends up violating one of the rules punishable by death is not the one that gets punished as he is a manipulator. In this blog, we’ll tall about your personal constitution as shown in this folktale.
Without giving the story away so you can enjoy it, the dog gets caught in the middle of this setup. Fables and folktales are meant for entertainment and also to teach life lessons and success strategies. One lesson from this story is to figure out why the dog was so gullible. Did he have his own code of conduct to govern his life?
In my book “Love Under the Kola Nut Tree. What City Moms Didn’t Tell You About Creating Fulfilling Relationships,” the topic of a having Personal Constitution is discussed. These could be personal rules and ethical values that guide your daily personal, relationship, health, family, spiritual, financial, and cooperate life. For example, when I was in college, I had a rule that said when my alarm clock came up in the morning, I will not snooze or shut it off and go back to sleep. I had to get up, period; even if, I had only three or four hours of sleep!
This rule came from snoozing and thus waking up late and missing the bus to the train station. This meant I missed the train I had to take after that bus ride and then I missed the bus to school I had to take after the train ride! This lead to me being late for class and lab work. Late arrivals to a computer science class had serious consequences. Creating a rule that governed my life, though very tough, helped me. I remember waking up and I’ll be crying in the shower before going to school. I cried because I was very sleep and I needed more sleep but I had paid for my tuition by working late into the night after school.
In my new book “How the Dog Became a Domestic Animal,” we find that some animals, loved to be friendly, petted, played with, fed, given a ride, were proud, were too trusting without vetting, or gossiped. These character traits were understood by their enemies and subsequently used against them.!
To Reclaim your life, have rules and values that govern you; things you would do or not do. This personal constitution only works if you honor the rules and values therein. In the spiritual realm, your word and the meditations of your heart are a bound; no signatures are needed. If we are not conscious, you inadvertently and unconsciously give others permission to impose their own subtle and sometimes blatant values and codes upon your life. We might blame them later, forgetting we have not set our own boundaries by knowing and acting who we are, being guided by our own personal constitution.
Look around your life at many of the things and people, friends and associates; how did they come to be at the influencing level they are in your life today? How did those lunch discussions and language evolve to where it is today? How did your finances or health become as it is today; whether positive or not where you want.
If you don’t like the answers you get to these questions (add more questions to them,) then check your personal constitution. It may be time to update or create one. Snap out of the hypnotic rhythm you have been in. On your journey to reclaim your life, contact me if you need some guidance on creating your own personal constitution. Every highly successful country, cooperation or person has one. Or just imitate nature. Nature has been successful since time immemorial; it flows a divine blueprint (constitution) and just rectifies itself based on the blueprint when we mess with nature.
Do you have a personal constitution, with values and guidelines? Maintaining them might be painful and you might cry in the shower; but you will finish that phase of your journey with triumph and joy and continue to reclaim your life!
Here’s to your joy!