Looking forward to something, or dreading – unsure if better or worse than ‘unknown’.
Could be good.
Could be awful.
Easier to not go and never risk failing.
Sadly, I think a lot of people never go. They stay, not risking success or adventure, holding back, never putting themselves in a position of emotional risk. Safer to not risk. Poppycock!
Holding back represents far greater risk because we waste our only commodity – time.
So many things we care capable of – so many people to explore.
Most adventures will not make this world better.
They make our world better, make us better.
What should we do when these moments/people/chances show up?
Should we brood, debate, delay, weigh risks?
Uncertainty can be scarier than any real thing that can happen. Easily we convince ourselves the smarter course, the safer route, the protection of heart and mind is best served by staying put – not leaping … anywhere for anything or anyone.
I am toying with a couple of biz-venture things, some personal growth things and experiments in pursuit of sweet romance and love. Explaining myself to someone I said, “ten years from now I don’t want to be in the same place I am today”. Which made my point, but the truth is, “ten weeks, ten months – ten minutes” fit that sentence just as well.
But here’s da ’ting, or as I say to friends … here’s anudder ’ting, I don’t want life to be a blur of summers and winters when it could so easily be a blur of happy mornings.
Newspapers and coffees, memories and laughter, good company, warm hearts and glorious reciprocity …
P.S.: long-sit last night – went to see American Sniper, the movie. Very impressive story, impressive performances. The quintessential well told story, almost a documentary feel, is if you were there.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -1C/31F, overcast and light breeze, bare and dry – great traction. Gusta seemed to enjoy my quickened pace … perhaps we’ll each get our hearts racing a little bit faster.
Happy day! Hello there – hope you’re having a good Valentine’s Day. Sending lover your way …., CM, Calgary, AB
Happy Valentine’s Day. Thursday at yoga the instructor talked about losing who you are and the importance of finding your balance and centre again. I do know that I have lost much about my balance and here and there find it again fleetingly but I am working hard on that right now. I needed to be reminded about some things and you did that for me....as always..., SC, Fredericton, NB