Where do you want to go, and who do you want to be when you get there?
These were two of the questions Sheridan counselor Lynn Gordon asked during her final Brown Bag luncheon seminar this week. How we can change our lives, how we know if we're making the right changes, and how we reinforce the changes we make were the focus of her presentation. She talked about patterns, and how we bring others into our lives.
The counselor noted that, in addition to the changes we choose to make, change happens to us. She said, “The next moment is our best guess. We don't know what's going to happen.” The next moment in our lives, she said, takes us to a place we've never been before.
Change requires a look at our paradigms – the theory or group of ideas we have about how something should be done. She said about 90 percent of what we do is habit. She also repeated a quote she has used frequently during her presentations: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
The counselor has been presenting seminars since last fall. After the one this week, she said, she will take a break from her presentations until next fall. She owns the Family and Personal Counseling Center in Sheridan.