Smokin’ hot babes.
I laughed – how awesome.
I’ve been watching a show on Netflix, Cobra Kai, which continues the story of the 1980s hit movie, The Karate Kid, some thirty-four years later.
Today, we find the divorced and defeated Johnny Lawrence, once the handsome, popular guy at West Valley High, down on his luck since his loss at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament so many years ago. To add insult to injury, his old rival and the winner of that fateful tournament, Danny LaRusso, is flourishing with a massively successful car dealership and a fabulous wife and family.
What makes the show so ‘totally rad’ are all the references to the 1980s. Some of the language can be jarring in today’s contexts – calling people ‘losers’ or ‘badasses,’ or recounting high school days as a blur of, ‘partying with babes.’ Personally, I find Johnny’s throwback slang really, really funny, but it also ties into a notable concept.
Here is a guy who is ‘totally’ stuck in the 80s. He doesn’t know how to use an iPhone, he didn’t know about ‘the Internet.’ In fact, he’s completely oblivious to much of our modern world. Even more so, he’s unaware of what he does not know.
As the show progresses, we watch as the curtain is slowly peeled back for him – he faces old enemies, including his own negative and stuck ways. He adapts, and he adopts new technology and new ways of thinking in the process.
It reminds me – how unaware are we to what we don’t know?
How might we be stuck in old paradigms?
What areas of life do we feel like we could change, by waking up to them?
Humans are habitual. We follow the same routines, day in, day out. We don’t always consider whether those habits serve us or not.
However, if you take a moment to think about all of the actions within your day, you can see why you’re getting the results that you are. Then, if you have a strong enough emotional reaction, you can completely alter those habits to healthier ones.
Many years ago, when my ex started to show all the signs of debilitating depression, I desperately wanted to provide support, but I found myself at odds with someone who just didn’t want the help. Instead, I began meditating. I traded in my nightly wine for cup after cup of mint tea. I woke up calmer and clearer, and earlier in the morning – giving this single mama, at the time, some self care before the kids were awake to run on the trails around my home. Without effort, I suddenly found myself 15 pounds lighter, both physically and emotionally.
You don’t have to go through something traumatic to realize that you can change your story. Recognizing your current beliefs, highlighting those actions that reinforce them, and repeating new habits are how you adopt new paradigms for your life. This goes for everything – how you respond in relationships, how much wealth you can amass, how healthy your body and mind can be.
One day, after awakening to new ways of thinking and doing, creating new habits, you’ll realize that your past paradigms feel decades away.
And that is totally radical.
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