Monthly Archives: October 2016

Working?

A lot of people want to take the easy way out. They want to be excused from the heavy work; they want to do things the fastest, laziest, and quickest way possible, even though that usually means that they get someone else to do it. If you’re lazy enough, you can con people into think you’re sick even when you aren’t, or tell them you don’t understand something when you really do, so they have to take time and caring on your behalf. All because they don’t want to wok hard!

But there are three things to remember about work. First, you make yourself weaker when you don’t work at things. If you are trying to hatch a chicken, and you help that chicken out of it shell because it’s too hard for the little thing, you can actually, absolutely kill that chicken. Actually, the young animals in the forest that have to work harder to keep up with their mothers actually get stronger and live longer! By helping ti take the easy way out you have weakened it! So when you got out of work, you are weakening yourself too.

The second thing to remember is: the more you do something the easier it   gets. Sure, something can be difficult the first time, or the second or even the third. But if you persist, it all falls into place and gets so  easy! Learning how to walk was hard. But is walking hard now? Not at all. See?

The third thing is: when you do something difficult well, you feel better about  yourself. You do your work well to feel good; you do good work to feel well. That’s all! It’s so simple. The hardest part is getting over the laziness. But the real truth is that sometimes you spend more energy trying to get out of doing something than it would ever take to do it! Now, isn’t that just silly?

Why would you ever run away from something that will make you stronger, gets easier the more you do it and makes you feel terrific about yourself? 

How Emotions Remember Themselves

There is a sad, old movie called, “I’ll Cry Tomorrow.” about a child star that has a bossy mother. This child grows up, and loses several friends. She is so sad that she drinks alcohol to try to make the pain go away, but that does not work: the alcohol makes it worse. She finally has some joy in her life after a lot of work, but it takes a long time. 

You see: emotions remember themselves all the time: you cannot cry tomorrow and hope sadness or anger or grief will go away, Besides, tomorrow never happens, really: tomorrow becomes today, and today becomes yesterday, and the only day  you can do anything is today. If you do not cry today when you need to, the sadness, frustration, pain or anger that made you want to cry is still there inside of you. It can hide inside of you like something precious or ugly or important that you have dumped into a lake: you may not see it when you look at the top of the lake, but it’s still there underneath. In fact, if you put enough stuff into the lake, promising yourself that you’ll get to it later, you can fill up the lake so much there isn’t any water in the lake left at all! That may be why some people drink alcohol: the lake inside of them is so full of pain, or anger or even joy they could not let themselves feel when they happened, But those emotions don’t forget that they are there, so you may think you need something to cover up the lake.

But alcohol is like crude oil: it poisons everything in the lake for a very, very long time, and actually makes cleaning up the lake much harder. So: give your feelings you attention every day, because you can never cry tomorrow for the sadness of today. You don’t need to dump then on other people: your emotions are your own. But you need to give them attention.