Saturday, May 30, 2009


Continuing with the random themes, strength has been a biggie of

late, but all things being random this week, my thoughts and ideas about this are a bit disjointed. I apologize in advance if this doesn't make a lick of sense. :)

It's funny how you can say something that comes back to haunt you. My dear friend posted one of my seemingly off hand comment in her 'inspirational

thoughts' file... and now it's coming back to me again. "There's greater strength in letting things out or letting them go, than there is in holding something so tight it hides it from everyone."

Trying to rebuild my physical strength after a couple of weeks off has been interesting. Nothing makes you feel weaker than shaking arms using 1/2 the weight you're used to lifting, or legs that just don't want to walk, let alone run when you want them to.

But more than that, I've been thinking a lot about inner strength & weakness; that deep down strength that is buried under years of emotional "stuff", that's been discarded, hidden and forgotten about.

Every so often you can feel it trying to make it's way to the surface. Those are the times when you're dissatisfied with life, the times when you struggle, when you face uncertainty and really wonder what the heck you're working so hard for. To use the popular butterfly analogy, it's the times when you're struggling against the cocoon, trying to free yourself and strengthen your wings.

Sometimes you just need to let go and let the process happen. So many times we see letting go and/or asking for help as a sign of weakness - we should be strong enough to do it all ourselves, and we should be able to do it the same way we've always done it.

"The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them." Albert Einstein

It's like the tiny seed that threatens to crack through the weight of an entire parking lot, just to see the light of day.

Question is: Do you pull out the weed killer, or water?

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