Recently I posted some “ancient” pictures on my facebook page while having a chuckle that I recognized most of them from my childhood. There was one that held a caption, ‘PLEASE STAND BY”. That was the black and white television. Oh, how I remember! When I was a child the announcer would say, “We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please do not adjust your set.”
The words, “please do not adjust your set” have continued to resonate in my head. How have we adjusted our “sets” to fine tune, to create an image for others to recognize with their ideology of what we would be if we appeared “clear”? How have we changed ourselves so much that people may possibly not recognize us anymore.
In the quest to be liked, loved, accepted, complimented, praised, and raised on a pedestal, people often make so many adjustments that they don’t necessarily become what others want them to be but rather someone that is now so out of touch with self they’re left to deal with more fine tuning on the continuing journey towards pleasing others. Take time to recognize some of your best qualities – whether other people like them or not. Reflect upon your purpose on earth and be you. And in the process you just may find out that you like yourself just the way you are. Please….do not adjust your set.