I was reminded about the warning issued to self-confident people, especially those who are naively self-confident: be careful. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. And I added to it: and trash talking beforehand makes it ten times as embarrassing.
When we're living in black and white, decision making becomes easy as pie because all we have to do is reject every option that is not in line with our values. Living in black and white makes life incredibly simple. But not so easy, I'm afraid.
Buffering begets more buffering. And buffering - turning over the same information in my mind a hundred times - is a waste of my time and energy. So I made a decision to stop buffering. When I have a challenge, I either do something to fix it or I figure out how to live with it. And if I truly apply myself and think through a challenge/ situation one time, and I am not able to reach a resolution, I take my hands off it and give it to God, who is a much better thinker than me. Most of the time the answers come to me when I'm not worrying about them.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.
Never fight a battle that you don't completely understand. Never walk into a conversation without a clear picture of what it is that I would like to walk out of it with. Or else, you may wind up looking like a fool.
I've written about love before, but I just found this really neat, really concise summary that rings so true right now at Johnny Blase's blog and thought to share. You can thank me later ;)
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