March 23, 2009

epic journey continues

seems like perspective is changing from "oh darn, i had a plan and now all these things are interrupting its delivery!" to "oh sweet, i made a plan and now all these things have come along to improve and contribute to it! how lovely."

daily diet struggles with invasions? or maybe... daily diet is laced with dinner invitations and gifts of food, after which it returns to its mellow healing nature. how lovely. how different. the thing different is what i call it, how i see it, how i respond to it; my attitude.

it wiped me out for a few days there. i was pretty indifferent to what i saw as a callous, empty, greedy existence. and this could arguably be the truth. that's why arguing another reality as true 'instead' isn't as effective. another perspective often is just as valid. the difference is whether or not we enjoy the moment, the task, our lives.

one might occasionally want to employ a negative reality as motivation to change: "this job is crappy! i'm updating my résumé on outta here." but i think sometimes we get to a better place, through our own work and the way things go, and forget to update our attitudes. which is sad, because it's sort of like forgetting to turn on the open sign. oops. just lost some opportunities.

or, "'oh look, i remembered life was sweet just in time to accept the very next opportunity that feels attractive."

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