A second bite-sizer (a mini post that is no substitute for my weekly ones)…
Home, in bed with a cold, I decided there’s no reason to keep some of my wandering thoughts tethered to the bed post. This thought occurred to me weeks ago, and was included in my journal entry that day…
As I was washing a few dishes, this metaphoric “duh” started to form….I was reflecting on how, once you understand the key to increased peace and happiness, it seems so easy to understand (in theory, that is….practical application can be the tricky part). I’ll leave the preamble at that, and let you make of it what you will (as much as I love to share my process–on all its levels–I get that that might be offering more than you’d like or need…).
When holding on to a red hot poker, you can:
Try avoidance (switch it from hand to hand).
Choose denial/reverse approach (make a wish and close your eyes).
Rely on stubborn determination (decide to wait it out/hold out until the pain goes away).
Use your common sense (blow on it until it cools off).
Hurl accusations at it (until, in a show of remorse, it fizzles out).
Scream at it (in hopes of scaring it into submission).
Take it to school (to teach it who’s boss).
Stare at it so hard, and for so long, that it sees things through your eyes.
Or–and this may sound like a foolish suggestion…
Let go 🙂
P.S. 1 of 10 posts…6 of which are my regular-sized/weekly version.