Fill in the blank.
You must, yourself.
You are operating functionally from somewhere.
Your place of motivation. What exactly is that? Why do you do what you do?
If you could slice the pie differently right now, knowing what you now know, what would you do differently? Be realistic.
This morning while playing Frisbee with Rambo, our toy poodle, he simply decided he was done. Rambo is aware he is to bring his toy back into the house when he/we are done. On the last throw “he decided” not to retrieve his toy. I asked myself the same thing. Is that possible?
I pointed. I said his name in a deep voice, said it in a sweet voice and pretended to throw it again. Rambo is a smart boy. We went through this ritual a few times. I walked into my home and left him outside. He barked, I waited. I opened the door and told him to get his toy. He was not getting in until that toy was in his mouth!! On the third go around he RAN DIRECTLY to his toy retrieved it and we went in.
We’re so much like Rambo sometimes. We KNOW what to do. We’ve been told how to live peacefully in a world of chaos. We’re going to get swept in on occasion. We’re going to go under. We’re going to look for the shortcuts. We’re going to shake our fist and demand the end goal be reached “our way.”
Here are some of the words that came to mind for that blank in the title:
God, love, humility, trust, pride, anger, impatience, unresolved conflict, fear. We’re also fully aware that the outcomes depend on which word(s) we’re going to choose to fill in that blank with. This I know: Choosing one or all of those first four words produces a VASTLY different outcome from the rest of those words. I’ve lived passionately within the realm of all of them. Funny how some of those words either fill your soul or deplete it.
While there’s breath in your lungs, you can change the course. During this chapter of life, I’m not so willing anymore to give up my peace. This requires moving forward with or without things, people and situations that I may have allowed in the past. Keyword: past.
The only way to help others out of a pit is to make sure your Anchor is solid. Sometimes that means party of one attached to that Rock. You’d be amazed at what strength lies within. Can you afford the price that comes with those latter words?