When the Sound of the Jackhammer Becomes Normal
We have lived in our new home for 55 days now and for almost every one of those 55 days our understanding of the “quiet lil’ community” we moved into has been severely skewed.
This is normal? Really? This is not what we were expecting or promised!
I have wondered if we should reset our normal, or as Physicists call it address “renormalization”.
The blasted jackhammer seems to never stop!
I don’t want this to be my normal, and scientists say that it will be accepted as resetting normal “unless it registers as a signal to rise above the background.” Well, I’m telling you it IS registering above the background, that’s for sure.
But that has had me thinking… where else in my life is there a signal that needs to register above the normal, background of my life? Are there signals that I am missing either willfully or inadvertently?
The jackhammer sound does not belong with such frequency in my happy lil home and sweet lil neighborhood. But am I missing other signals, other signals that:
- are deafening
- are irritating, annoying
- don’t belong
- are disrupting my safe environment and atmosphere
- make it hard for me to do what I need
- make me have to readjust my plans
- infringe on our happiness and pleasure
- cause me to view the source with contempt
All of these have been effects of the loud and obnoxious jackhammer in my life. The jackhammer is the cause and these are the effects.
Yet, I know there are other causes/signals in my life too, having the same effects.
And the truth is, I have absolutely NO INTEREST is resetting normal or renormalization!
So unless I decide take the signal from that proverbial frog and jump out of the boiling, water pot, I will be cooked, and life as I know it will end forever.
Remember, that classic frog when placed in cool water with heat signals warming up gradually, didn’t even notice his life was ebbing away until he had no sensations at all. By then he was dead to it all and noticed nothing changing around him.
He had the sense to recognize the signal of hot water not being his friend and used his fatty, frog legs to get himself out of there and not become someone’s snack.
There are times when it is important to not let distractions around you get you off track; to just forge ahead. But there are other times, when not noticing the loud and obnoxious sounds around you is terminal and will become a slippery slope in the loss of so much more for you, your family and friends.
I trust that in your life, right now, you will be able to identify the loud and obnoxious signals/sounds that are seeking to effect your life, lifestyle, happiness and fullfillmet.
Let’s not allow them to reset our normal, but instead to be the signal that rises above the background and sounds an alarm to us that the water is boiling and our sensitivities are being deadened.
We cannot allow the sound of the jackhammer to become normal.
Cheers to you.