291. The Most Dangerous Thing

What if a major reason I am stuck is that I – despite my experience – have allowed other insidious thoughts to reign for too long? Those thoughts that berate?

For truly, this morning as I ate breakfast at a nearby cafe, getting ready for work, I felt … lighter. More joyful, if only ever-so-slightly. In fact, I felt a little … younger.

Just like when I was actually … that young.

I felt things were possible.

I think that has a lot to do with my resolution to do away with that inner critic on autopilot.

Maybe I can’t ever do away with it entirely and that is okay. I don’t attempt to be Jesus or Buddha here.

But I can certainly – certainly – make it better than now. I can make things different.

And that is the definition of hope.

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47. My Power Today

There IS a very real, very live, very physical way of keeping thoughts around, for a good long time, after you have let them out.

I’m talking about keeping thoughts on the Internet, of course.

Think about the totality of whatever you let out on the Internet, through a WHOLE life. Or just … 20 years. 30 years.

Sure, the Net will be different when you and I get older, but it will be there – trust me.

It will be there in some new incarnation.

And stuff we left on it years ago … it WILL be around.

And somebody WILL find it. And WILL be affected.

So what did you leave around?

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