Monday, July 16, 2018

The letting loose of a heavy burden

Here are a few realizations that feel as soothing as peanut butter covered velvet. 

There is no magic day when we will be normal. 

There is no distant future when everything will be wonderful. 

There is no need to flatten out all of our rough spots and imperfections into a nice smooth surface.

There is no point in waiting for a chance event to suddenly make everything better. 

And, exhale. 

Feel the tremendous surge of relief, the letting loose of a heavy burden, so that your spirits dance with joy.

It reminds me of the brilliant question addicts ask each other in the recovery movement. 

Are you striving for progress, or settling for nothing less than the human impossibility of spiritual perfection? 

Hopefully the former. Because the reality is, there is no normal. That’s just a word we use to beat ourselves up with when our lives don’t compare to the superficial successes of others. 

And so, the goal is not use our lapses as excuses to whip ourselves, rather, to view them as reminders that we are not perfect and must continue to work. 

Wyatt was accurate when he famously said, there is no such thing as a normal life, there’s just life. 

Are you still seeking respite from your frailties?
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Scott Ginsberg
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