Thursday, October 28, 2010

so this is your life

You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell

Isn't that so true?

 Life is full of happy, successful, confident times as well as those challenging, overwhelming, full of self doubt times.
So this IS your life, how do you cope?

I've been wondering lately, just about why I stress over things that I really have no control.

Do you ever wonder why you say "yes" when you should have said "no?"
  • Like saying "would you like me to bring snack?" when the little voices in your head are screaming WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!  When are you going to DO THAT?? Hello woman?! but instead you smile and say "Great. We'd love to."

Do you ever find yourself rationalizing your "hardships" or "stresses?" 
  • Like trying to convince yourself it could be worse, we could be......... Or my kid could have...... or I could have............ or....... at least we're......... 
All in an attempt to maintain or maybe just create some false perspective. 

The crazy thing is no matter what you fill in those blanks there is someone in THAT very situation doing the same thing only filling in the blank with something different! 
So Why do we do that then? It is what is....your life. Keep going. That's it. It really is that simple.

Bad is never good until worse happens. ~Danish Proverb
Just makes me think you will cope with whatever life throws your way because that is what we do (and that's a good thing!)
Do you bargain with yourself to make it through?
  • Okay just get through this and we can...... or I will......

Do you recognize your coping strategies? 

What are they?

"If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path."  ~Joseph Campbell

1 comment:

Kim said...

Who's life isn't crazy, stressful, and very confused? If you can find that let me know! Love the first quote. That is so true!!!!!