Last night, wandering through the house, I found myself thinking about Mom. Why? I did something she taught me – and you’ve done it, too. That moment when you head to a room and forget what you’re there after? She calls those the “here-afters.” I was in the basement before I realized what I wanted was 2 flights up. Geez. I sorted myself out and found what I was looking for and went on my way.
Life’s like that though, isn’t it? We get busy zipping around, doing our thing and other things distract us from what’s at hand.
I’m attending a workshop soon and part of my pre-class “homework” includes thinking about answers to several thought-provoking questions ~ some were easy for me, especially the question about passion.
What I’m passionate about always comes down to this: it’s what’s not negotiable. It’s what I could never, ever leave behind. It’s how I behave and who I am whether anyone is around to know. I know, and that’s enough. It’s honing the traits and values that I’ve carried with me from middle school to middle age. It’s all of that and what’s yet to come.
To that point, I saw this clip this morning and what he had to say resonated with me.
Have you ever had someone try to make you part of their lie? Have you pulled back and found your own character in question? There’s a lot of truth in him saying that we all lie – maybe not like that lady does — but we tell ourselves lies like these all the time: “I’m fine,” “It’s no big deal,” “I don’t care,” “I can’t,” or, worse yet, “I’m not worthy.”
But, to that end, I’m not helping you go to Hell, either.