Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wasted time

There are times in life when we are given the gift of knowledge of how to proceed, where to go to find answers and when to do what needs to be done. But sometimes we find the very answers to our troubling questions have been there all along. We have just ignored them, forgotten them or maybe even banished the very thought.  How could we know the answers, yet still beat our head on the wall while repeatedly asking the question?

When the light of a new day dawns and we see for the first time in a long time, what needs to be done, where we go from here to get it done and that the tools to do the job are in our reach- it is reassuring, has a calming effect and at the same time is inspiring, uplifting and enlightening. Our burdens are lifted, if even for a little while, our energy levels boosted and we take on a whole new light.  We exude confidence, strength and happiness.

And yet sometimes we come back to that same wall we beat our heads on and ask WHY?  We beat ourselves up over the simple question of Why? Why did I not realize this? Why did it take me so long to figure this out? It's not like it's quantum physics or the reason for the universe or something... Why was it so difficult to see?

It's simple really, as simple as the question itself. We were just not ready for the information. We were not ready to put things to use or maybe we were still holding on, holding out hope that things would change.  Sometimes things change, but sometimes we have to initiate the change ourselves.  And when we initiate the change we need to be ready for the results, as they are not always what we might have expected.

I am relearning the process of lowering my standards of expectations of others. If I don't expect anything from anyone, I am rarely disappointed.  Instead I may be surprised when they do stand and deliver...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

"I've learned so much from my mistakes...
I'm thinking of making a few more!"

Haven't we all been there?  If we don't learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.  They are there, our mistakes. The failures we learned from and the lessons they teach us.  We don't learn from the things that come easy to us, we learn by the trials and tough times life throws our way.

Still some people live in a reality world of their own making. One where truth or consequences have nothing to do with responsibility or accountability.  A world void of black or white because it is made up of gray matter. Half truths, omitted details and sugar coating are the mainstays of their home life. They thrive on deceit and take pride in taking advantage.

Our lessons are not their lessons, but that doesn't stop them from trying. They try their mightiest to take credit, talk the talk and run with the big dogs.  Sad part of it is, they are way out of their league and only attain these heights, riding on the backs of others who have learned to spread their wings and fly. When they fall? It is a long way down with no hope of recovery.