No one puts me in my place. I am where I am, and i can admit to myself when I’m lost. Those thinking they’re doing so just let it be known where they stand. More often than not they’re revealing their own ignorance.
We leave something out, and-so a shadow of doubt… and we know, We’re much better than this.
I prefer not to sit in the same seat all the time.
I play musical chairs, and see what I find.
And, I’ve found that most like to sit in the same seat all the time, where they’re comfortable and right.
As long as one knows where another sits, outcomes are predictable. And, unless one’s planned for a desired outcome, and anticipating the behavior of the other… we fall prey to our seat, and react as we think we should. We’re then simply faced with a new story, while remaining in the same seat; perhaps further stuck than we were before. The other’s seat may or may not have changed either. Likely not.
It’s just not the right time,
Or it’s not the right Bait.
You have a choice:
Continue (as you are) and Wait.
Or, switch it up, and try something else.
Think of a situation that really gets your blood boiling. Maybe a family member or friend. Maybe a situation at work. Maybe the sight of someone not wearing (or wearing) a mask in a public place.
Now imagine that situation as you can imagine staring into a pond, where the sunlight is reflecting right into your eyes; not a cloud in the sky. Blinding.
You’re at the pond fishing, and as you walk along the shore you’re wanting to see below the surface and to see some fish so you’ll know where to cast. You may realize, it’s not the suns fault that you can’t see. And, you may realize, you have the choice to turn around and to head in the other direction.
But, depending on the conditions, you still may not be able to see below the surface. Realize, this is temporary. Conditions change.
Back to the situation you had in mind…
It’s temporary right?… even if it’s a situation you deal with regularly. The moment is temporary. And, this is about exploration of self, and how we react to things.
When facing the unpleasant situation, you could try turning the other direction. And, you could also try facing it with a little more patience with yourself and with the other person(s). As hard as it may be, realize you’re not in control of others. You are in control of yourself and of how you respond.
Consider this too…
Light can be blinding, and it’s also needed to see.
When blinded by it, in the case of the pond and fishing, I like to say, it’s just one of those days, and I don’t need to see the fish to be able to cast. I might get lucky.
The other thing… if you’re never blinded, it’s hard if not impossible to grow. If you’re always seeing and doing things the same way, that’s very limited, and that’s just not the way life is. It’s good to be challenged.
If I only ever casted where I could see the fish, that would leave 90% of the pond unexplored.
The biggest fish I’ve ever caught were from casts at night and from casts into deeper, unknown waters.
Both sides are right.
It is what it is.
May it all come to light.
May we each learn and grow.
With Greater Good, top of mind.
Proper focus brings change.
Self improvement, we find.
So, don’t point your finger.
Rather, seek to understand.
Your opponent’s within.
Your next step’ in your hand(s).
We both know what happened.
There’s a score in the books.
But, we see things differently.
Different takes. Different looks.
Perspective is funny,
And if fear is the guide…
You’re wearing blinders,
Which means truth will hide.
It is what it is,
But you can’t see it for that.
So you’re the guy with the rabbit,
And the big, tall black hat;
A magician pretenting,
You’re the joker in court;
To be free from your role
You must break free from your fort;
The walls you’ve built around you…
Help you to hide, from others, but also from yourself.
I don’t need your approval.
i don’t care what you think.
You’re a bit like a fly.
You won’t make me blink.
You’re welcome to hate me,
But deep down you know,
I’m not you’re problem.
I’m just little ol’ Joe.
And, I know why you’re angry.
I’ve called you out.
You’ve been living in shadows.
We both know your doubt(s). And, you know…
You guys have a choice,
And a decision to make.
Will you grow and improve,
Or remain weak and fake?
It’s fine. No hard feelings.
i wish you all well.
But, from where I stand
You’re living in hell.
You said it yourself.
Much like your health.
And keep the lights on.
But, it’s you who is suspect,
And your dealings are wrong….
If you’re pretending to be something your not,
And selling others while hiding the truth.
Funny that you want to point the finger at me, but I get it. No problem.
Just consider and remember, for your own sake… You’re your own problem. You have the choice to improve. When / if you do, you’ll have nothing to hide from.
No more than you.
We just think
More or less
Of our self,
And of eachother.
Then we see it and hear it and think we know.
So slow the game we’re playing,
But they say, Blink of an eye.
Right? Like overnight.
Like a dream,
And we want em good,
But they’re all over the map,
And then out of this world
Where the lines fade from sight.
Do you know the sound of a Blue Jay? Its chirps?
I do, and when I hear it, I think of my twin brother Jay and that his name was changed from Jack to Jay because we were adopted into a family that had a Jack, and we couldn’t have that; two Jacks.
And so, from time to time, I wonder about the impact, of that, on Jay.
From time to time I look back.
And, from time to time, i wonder what I still carry from the past, and I wonder what life would be like if i were fully free from the weight and pain that is a part of me.
i am thankful for my past despite the tragedies. I am grateful for all of the people that have been in my life, and for the love I’ve been given.
And, here we are, with this moment, now, and the opportunity to be and to become.
I choose to believe that I am here for others, in the name of Love.
May this help you with your journey. Love,