Disillusionment with yourself must precede Enlightenment.
I am learning, with a little kicking and screaming along the way, there comes a time when I must step back and let it all go.
I’m still working on the timing part of that lesson.
Yesterday, I was mentally and physically exhausted. We’ve had a lot going on and it’s taken its toll.
It has all been very positive, which makes it very difficult for me to concede I need some extra rest.
Why do I think I don’t have the right to be tired after good things happen?
In place of writing yesterday, which is a treat for me, I rested.
That hour or two of rest refilled my well—which was a good thing.
This morning began with a beautiful sunrise, clear skies, and warm breezes. Hiding in the wings were a few health insurance issues which quickly created a series of problems.
Thanks to having some extra reserve on board, I kept the frustration meter, for the most part, in check.
I am NOT saying I handled it as well as I could have–I AM saying I handled it much better than usual.
Isn’t that what it’s all about—doing it better than before–making it possible to move on, building on that new experience and knowledge?
“You’re not going to always hit a home run in life. You’re going to strike out! You’re going to walk to the dugout of life, frustrated, while spectators chirp your name in judgment. They’re afraid to even get on the field, and you know it. The fact that you get back up there, unafraid, going after that next home run, makes you the person you are.”
― Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono
God bless us all.