Friday, August 22, 2008
The River Denial and the Oars of Change
The hardest thing in life to do is change, especially when we all have property on the river, and trust me we all do. The answers to change are always as close as outside your door, but the majority of us would rather look out the window at the river, present company included. If your trying to get in shape, kick bad habits, start new careers, move to the next stage of life or putting the dishes in the dishwasher it takes a very concerted effort to break the barrier of change. Add, it always seems easier to go back to old way even though you know it's not better. I write and create ideas but I run away from it because my current pattern has nothing to do with those things. So I fight myself, get my kayak out and get on the river once again. I hate to think that I must wait for the flood to destroy my house before I can move away, when I can clearly see the storm coming. But I have always seemed to see the storm coming, I'm just dumb enough to think that if I board my place up enough the hurricane won't hit my house.
Change;To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
The words are clear, but the definition so difficult. How is that possible, again the answer in the definition, the answer to all of your problems in 29 words. That definition will be my motto from now on. All the problems of the world could be answered in 29 words. Look at everything and apply that definition and the solution is present. If you observe the planet that we live on, you must acknowledge the fact that the real place we reside has been around for a very long time and it has survived through change, adaption and perseverance. The planet hurts now because it's inhabitants are so unwillingly to acknowledge those 29 word, that they will destroy the thing that gives it everything. But the planet will survive because it will change with or without us. And if you peer into your on personal microcosm ask yourself are you destroying your planet your soul because you cannot listen to those 29 words.
I speak to you, but really to me, you must grab those paddles, those Oars of Change and push, as hard as you can even when the current flows against you. Even as your arms burn and your mind tells you stop and give in dig deep. Push, don't give up, don't stop, keep paddling there is a way out. Change yourself and fight your way across the river there is another shore, it's there open your eyes, your heart and your soul to the possibilities hiding in the corners of your mind. Change is as easy as reading those 29 words if you want it. Grab your Oars and paddle your way across the river or continue to look out the window at your River of Denial.