If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Living the Paradox

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. Niels Bohr

One day I am so sure…of life, of what I’m here for, of who I am, of my abilities and limits.  The next day I find myself questioning everything I was so sure of.  ARGH!!!

Breathe, Laura.  At least you don’t have long stretches of complacency.

Ha, ha.

What’s stirring you right now?

Yesterday I felt the writing I am doing…

Go on.

… was enough.

And it isn’t?

Well, I guess it could be.  Except this morning I have clearer ideas of something else I really have been wanting to write.

And the problem with that?

I need to find time and energy to sit with it, put it on paper, not be scared of it.

Can you do that?

Well the weekend’s beginning…I’m about out the door for Jazzercise, and later I’ll meet with my writing buddy.

Sounds like the opportunity for making progress to me.

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Comments on: "Living the Paradox" (1)

  1. “I need to find time and energy to sit with it, put it on paper, not be scared of it.” You are aware I presume that you can make the time if you want to. The energy you’re seeking might be drained by the thoughts that are anxious to be put onto paper and the fear? What is there to be afraid of? Really? Words are just a collection of letters. They only mean what you write them to be. They are only harsh until you put them on paper. Once you’ve done that..often though not always….the fear is simply gone.

    I’ve learned to ask myself, what is THE worse thing that could happen? Let imagination run free for a few minutes and truly imagine THE worse thing. The worse thing never really happens and then I’m faced with the time wasting over something that was never there.

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