- Mark Twain
Quite a week hmmmm? What with the killing of OSB, the flurry of opinions that this created in the news and on social media sites. The chaotic and conflicting feelings that arose from places that we thought had been processed and safely tucked away. Perhaps not so much on this. That's before we get to our day to day concerns of family, economics, personal growth, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain (ahem). It is all moving pretty dang fast if you ask me. We barely have TIME to consider personal growth let alone tackle the thing. And speaking of pace, as it increases like a bullet train our patience thins and it makes our personal growth list grow by half a dang page! You hear me. I know. So what are we to do?
LAUGH, CHUCKLE, GIGGLE, GUFFAW, LAUGH SO HARD YOU CAN'T BREATHE, INHALE AND LAUGH SOME MORE. LAUGH UNTIL YOU CROSS YOUR LEGS AND RUN TO THE BATHROOM.
You know the saying, "can't dance, too wet to plow?" If life is this busy and this crazy then let's do a couple of things to change the dynamic, the energy of each and every day. Turn to your inner guidance when discouragement sets in. Hand it over to your willing and able team of assistants. Get seriously focused for a few minutes and write down that which you feel unable to resolve at the present time and hand it over! AND THEN? LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH. Find the humor in every moment. Rent some videos that you know will make you chuckle. Open up your arms to the humor in the Universe and SHARE IT. C'mon! Like our Creator does not have a sense of humor? You have seen the Ostrich? I believe my point is made. Those of us like minded individuals that wander this spiritual journey can become burdened with a sense of urgency, timing, the oft times overwhelming sense that whatever we are doing it isn't quite enough! We tend to think of God/Source/Universal All That Is (insert preferred name here) as the writer Anne Lamott says "God as a cranky Principal peering over your permanent record with a scowl and looking at us over half glasses!" O.K. so not a quote but a right-brained paraphrase! My apologies. You get the point though. Honor your journey, acknowledge your missteps and hug the stuffings out of yourself for learning something along the way. Share what works with others. WHEN IN DOUBT??? LAUGH!
Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
And as you do? We will all benefit.
And so it is.