Aches and urges – sometimes the same thing, but more often, complete opposites.
Just as a physical ache or pain can easily excuse/rationalize putting the urge for activity and exercise in that ‘couch-sitting’ mode, emotional aches/twists of ‘things not going well’ inhibit efforts to chase opportunities or explore projects, collaborations and relationships because we just don’t seem to have capacity to summon the critical mass of energy to launch. Sure, we can launch, but we have the inconvenience of Mr. Newton’s law – first, we have to overcome inertia …
Once we get mobile each morning those aches seem less bothersome, pains are less limiting and the ‘not exercising’ or couch-guarding fades from preference immediately.
So what is it that gets us out of neutral, into some forward gear and hurtling toward the next big-new-thing on our horizon? For some people it seems to be ‘life is too short to waste any time’, but too many people seek to have reached their point of ‘there is no point – I’m too late, too old, too slow or too late to the party’. These are, I believe, lovely excuses that don’t allow for energy, imagination and passion to flourish.
Sobriety b-day - Congrats Mark. When I reflect back to July 4 1992 I mostly thank what, whomever is out there guiding me to faith not fear. And I just try and do the next right thing......good for you, KO, Calgary, AB
Happy re-birthday. Take care, BB, Vancouver, BC
All I can say is ‘well done Mark’. I’m so glad you made the decision you did 31 years ago, SB, Calgary, AB
Well, we must have been in the same universe. I was involved leading a fundraising committee and we had a very successful silent auction on Sunday raising $3000 for our band. The individuals on the committee exceeded my expectations and I feel proud like a momma bear, CG, Toronto, ON
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